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Archive: Chickasaw Park

News: Nature Camps in the Olmsted Parks

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April 05, 2016

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Nature Camps in the Olmsted Parks Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to partner with Louisville Nature Center again this summer to offer four nature camps in Chickasaw Parks. Through these free-week long programs campers will engage in a range of hands-on activities as they learn about Louisville’s geography, park history, Ohio River water quality, and more >

News: Park-It Nature Camps in Chickasaw Park

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July 30, 2015

School is out for the summer, but 30 campers had an opportunity to enjoy a week of learning in nature at Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s “Park-It” nature camps, our first ever summer day camp. Located in the beautiful Olmsted-designed Chickasaw Park, campers participated in all kinds of fun outdoor activities including keeping nature journals, experiments demonstrating more >

News: New Botany Guide Available

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February 13, 2014

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville–A Botanical Field Guide by Louisville native Patricia Dalton Haragan Photographs by Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell 472 pages ∙ 6 x 9 ∙ 320 color photos, map The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and more >

News: Summertime Fun–Activities in the Parks!

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July 30, 2013

Beat the Heat: Let the kids cool down and burn off some energy at one of the 14 traditional spray fountains or spraygrounds located in Olmsted Parks. Tennis Under the Lights: Lights are on after dark at the following tennis courts: Central Park, Iroquois Park, and Seneca Park. A full list of the tennis courts more >

News: Eagle Scout Projects Benefit Olmsted Parks

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June 11, 2013

  John Francisco John Francisco is only 17 years old, but has been has been volunteering in the Olmsted Parks for over 5 years; close to one third of his life! So it made sense when it came time to design his Eagle Scout project it would benefit Cherokee Park and be environmentally smart.  John more >