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Archive: News

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 >

News: 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast

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May 18, 2015

Thanks to the several hundred people who attended the 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast, we were able to raise critical funds to help do more work in the Olmsted Parks. Great speakers stated the need for Louisville’s parks and the importance of keeping them healthy for the community: Dan Jones, Chairman and CEO of more >

News: Victory Park Revitalization Project Planned

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January 09, 2015

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is thrilled to announce revitalization for Victory Park!  Major supporters of this effort include: the James Graham Brown Foundation and the PNC Foundation. Funding will allow the Conservancy to work with park neighbors to create a Master Plan for much-needed improvements to park landscape and amenities. Once the design is completed, implementation more >

News: Donor Highlight: Beth Brown Completes Try-athlon

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January 05, 2015

Beth Brown celebrated her 60th birthday on October 21, 2014 by crossing a “to-do” experience off her bucket list: completing a triathlon. This was not just any triathlon, but one of her own design (quite appropriate for a semi-retired experiential designer and former principal of Rowland Design) in one of the places she loves most more >