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News: Bench Restoration

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October 26, 2017

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Olmsted Park Steward John Hayes has been improving the woods in the parks, not by removing invasive plants, but restoring our Olmsted Park benches. John is a retiree and experienced woodworker. To-date, he has restored 14 Olmsted Park benches, donating over 150 hours of hard work. The Conservancy greatly appreciates John’s efforts, which help to more >

News: Celebration of Victory Park Revitalization

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October 26, 2017

Come celebrate the completion of a new walking path and basketball court as part of the revitalization of this Olmsted Park on November 18 at 10:00am! This is a culmination of community input, public partnerships, park planning and project construction. Take a look at the progression here, Dig 1 and Paving 1.

News: Cherokee Park: Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project

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October 26, 2017

Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in collaboration with Louisville Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the start of restoration work in the Bonnycastle Hill Area of Cherokee Park. The popular area of Cherokee Park is named in honor of Mrs. Bonnycastle who donated the land to the city in the late 1800s. The Bonnycastle Hill area more >

News: Meet our 2017 Summer/Fall Interns

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August 14, 2017

We are delighted to have talented undergraduate student interns with us this summer and fall.  Each are studying diverse fields while contributing a great deal to our work in the Olmsted Parks.                 Mike Cleary:  A marketing major and history minor at the University of Louisville, Mike looks forward more >

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: Celebrating our Volunteer Janet Dakan

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June 16, 2017

We celebrated Janet Dakan(on the right) and her 10 years of volunteer service! Week after week, month after month, year after year, Janet has volunteered in our office. If you’ve ever received a piece of mail from us, it is likely Janet put it in the envelope! None of us can imagine being able to 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 >

contest: Creative Contest Winners Announced!

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April 10, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce that six winners have been selected for submissions to our creative contest, “Parks: A Place to Play”. Upon reviewing entries from high school students throughout Louisville, our judges selected the following entries for their reflection of the important role that our treasured Olmsted Parks play in the lives more >

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 >