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News: Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

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August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were: Painted exterior of the restroom building 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set 55 trees were mulched New lines painted on the ball court General clean up On July 29, Dreamsetters more >

News: Central Park Restrooms are Updated!

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June 16, 2017

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After several months of planning and construction, the public restrooms in Central Park are finally finished.  The new look includes modern fixtures, sturdy stalls, brand new plumbing, and handsome red floor tiles.  One important note:  the men’s and women’s bathrooms have been switched.  The women’s is now on the north side and the men’s on more >

News: Revitalization of Victory Park begins

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March 31, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Councilman David James, and many park neighbors celebrated the start of the much-anticipated revitalization of Victory Park. After several public meetings with Victory Park neighbors in 2016, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation finalized a Master Plan that outlined work needed for the park. The first phase of the more >

News: Junior Park Steward starts recycling in Seneca and Cherokee Parks

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January 20, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy volunteer Lauryn Grady has implemented a recycling program for Seneca and Cherokee Parks. Grady, an Assumption High School student is an advocate for the environment and parks and hopes all park users will participate. The plan, solely proposed by Lauryn , came about because her cross-country practice takes her to Seneca Park more >

News: Iroquois Park North Overlook is Open!

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September 14, 2016

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September 14, 2016 It was a beautiful day to celebrate the opening of the North Overlook at Iroquois Park. This incredible project came together because of an immense love for our community and its beautiful parks! We are proud that our Mayor, Metro Council and many donors of Olmsted Parks Conservancy were committed to providing the more >

News: Construction on Iroquois North Overlook Begins

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September 04, 2015

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The long-awaited improvements to Iroquois Park’s scenic North Overlook are on the way, as EZ Construction, Inc. has begun construction at the site. EZ Construction staff began installing a chain-link fence across the road at the top of the hill leading to the overlook today. Erosion controls and tree protection fencing will be installed throughout the project more >

News: North Overlook Design Recommendation

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August 26, 2014

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Although its been quiet at the North Overlook, much has been happening behind the scenes. The construction designs have been approved, a contractor has been selected, and construction will start in mid-August. Click to see the PROJECT DESIGN! During construction there will be some road and trail closures: Vehicular traffic from Sullivan Grove to the current North more >

News: Boone Square Wall Restoration

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July 25, 2014

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Boone Square, the oldest park in the Frederick Law Olmsted Park System, is having much needed work done. This historic wall surrounding this popular park is in need of restoration after 120 years of exposure to the harsh elements of the urban environment. The limestone wall is carefully being disassembled. Each salvageable stone will be more >

News: Baringer Springs Wall Repair

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May 22, 2014

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Due to erosion issues the wall in the Baringer Spring area failed last year. Metro Parks along with support from Olmsted Parks Conservancy are in the process of having the wall repaired. The wall is complete but additional grading and clean up will be done in the area.

News: New Water Fountain-Dedicated

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May 21, 2014

In 1977, a group formed, Cherokee Road Runners Association, of like-minded running enthusiasts who met up by Hogan’s Fountain to run together throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks. “The running craze was taking a big jump at that time,” Bill Scearce, long-time CRRA member said. “We would meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings to run together; more >