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News: $100,000 Matching Grant Achieved to Complete $11.6 Million Campaign

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January 03, 2017

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED! We are pleased to announce we raised the needed $100,000 to earn a matching grant from James Graham Brown Foundation. With your help we raised the $200,000 needed to complete our $11.6 million Campaign for Extraordinary Parks! Special thanks to the Campaign Steering Committee for their leadership and commitment. more >

News: Mimi announces her retirement.

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October 05, 2016

After nearly 10 years as President, Mimi Zinniel has announced her plans to retire. Mimi has been at the helm of the Conservancy and responsible for tremendous growth over those years. “Through Mimi’s leadership, and with the dedicated efforts of an extraordinary staff, much has been accomplished,” said Earl Jones, Board of Trustees chairman. “We more >

News: REVITALIZATION OF VICTORY PARK TO BEGIN LATE SUMMER

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July 26, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Metro Parks & Recreation have approved a Master Plan to revitalize Victory Park with implementation of the first phase beginning in late September. Plans for the first phase include relocating the basketball court to the northwest side of the park to create a larger open area for activities in the center more >

News: Olmsted Members: Louisville City FC discount codes

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June 02, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the Louisville City FC have teamed up to offer our members discounts for two games this season. The first game will be Saturday June 11 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against the Wilmington Hammerheads. The second game will be July 7 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against Charleston Battery. Information on how to more >

News: Save the Monarchs Father’s day gift

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May 18, 2016

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Avoid the ties, dress pants, and golf balls this fathers day and give your Dad the gift of life and beauty in the Olmsted Parks. The Monarch Butterfly is losing its population, and you can help give them new life this Father’s Day. Over the past 20 years the Monarch butterfly has seen a dramatic more >

News: Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival T-shirt design contest

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May 11, 2016

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For the 2016 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival we are introducing a t-shirt design contest. The contest will run through June 15, 2016 with winner being announced by July 1, 2016. Full contest rules and requirements can be found by Clicking here. The winning design will be the official t-shirt for the 2016 Big Rock more >

News: Olmsted in the News

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April 26, 2016

A media blitz has come upon us the past couple weeks, the Conservancy has recently been featured in stories by the Courier Journal, WLKY, and WHAS. Tornado anniversary on WHAS: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/local/42-years-later-tornado-impact-lingers/117860303 Iroquois North Overlook progress story: http://m.wlky.com/news/Iroquois-Park-overlook-construction-nears-completion/38860508 The Burn at Iroquois Park: http://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2016/03/30/gallery–prescribed-burn-at-summit-field-at-iroquois-park/82436346/ http://www.wlky.com/news/controlled-burn-underway-at-iroquois-park/38764586 Then WHAS Great Day Live featured a story about renewal and more >

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: 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: Local Support Helps Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest

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August 26, 2015

On September 18 starting at 6:30pm, Great Flood Brewing and Vines and Canines are hosting a fundraiser to support this years Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest. “Big Rock After Dark” party will be held outside in the patio area of the two businesses (1985 Douglass Blvd). Enjoy special drinks, including the “Big Rock” IPA more >