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News: Public Information Session-Iroquois

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July 01, 2014

It’s time to meet and discuss the Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project… and it’s going to be a walk in the park… literally! On Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m., Metro Parks and Olmsted Parks Conservancy invite the public to a gather at the top of the park, where you’ll learn more about the more >

News: Keri and Brendan Kennedy

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April 03, 2014

For Keri and Brendan Kennedy, a young professional couple who love being outdoors and feel a strong civic commitment to their city, volunteering in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks in a perfect fit. Almost every Saturday morning you can find these two working in an Olmsted Park. Keri, who works for Republic National Distributing Company, more >

News: Meet Nathan Slaven

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December 05, 2013

Nathan Slaven, 14, has lived in Chicago and China, but has truly found a “home” in Cherokee Park. He signed up to volunteer at the Thursday night Tree Triage event this past summer to fulfill his high school service hours requirement, but long after his hours were completed he continued to volunteer. Nathan’s whole face more >

News: Planting Trees in Shelby Park

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December 05, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy received another boost to tree planting in the Olmsted Parks thanks to a grant from MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program.  This year, Shelby Park will benefit from this grant and will be much greener because of it! The grant will allow the Conservancy to plant 125 trees in the 17-acre park. MSD, in partnership with more >

News: ‘Tis the Season for Planting Trees

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November 25, 2013

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After the first frost is the best time to plant trees. Through generous grants from LG&E and KU and the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), Olmsted Parks Conservancy will plant 200 canopy trees in Seneca and Shelby Parks during this winter and coming spring. All trees will be maintained and irrigated for a period of three more >

News: Bier & Bikes for Olmsted Parks this Sunday!

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October 28, 2013

On Sunday, November 3 1:00pm-6:00pm the Holy Grale at 1034 Bardstown Road will be hosting a fundraiser for Olmsted Parks Conservancy! So join us for a pint or liter of your favorite German beer from one of ten very special Franconian Anstich kegs tapped for the occasion, then order some delicious food from the grill more >

News: Louisville Beer Run & Festival will benefit Olmsted Parks!

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October 24, 2013

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A not-so-traditional run in Iroquois Park with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh having a few beers along the course. Every half mile you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 2.5 more >

News: Meet Nolan McQueen, Park Steward

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October 09, 2013

The future of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks looks very bright in the hands of Nolan McQueen! Nolan, who is 18 and seems wise beyond his years, is a senior at Manual High School and a recent graduate of the Conservancy’s Park Steward volunteer training program. As nationally ranked junior cyclist, he began volunteering in more >

News: Meet Hannah Heine, Marketing Intern

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July 11, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has a very small office staff and park crew, so summer interns make big contributions by helping us take care of the Olmsted Parks! We are happy to introduce Hannah Heine, our marketing intern, who is in the office learning about Olmsted, the parks, and how non-profits work. Hannah has been working more >

News: Willow Park Improvements

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June 11, 2013

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The Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association (CTNA) has been graciously volunteering with Olmsted Parks Conservancy over the years to ensure Willow Park is well taken care of. The association is part of our Park Adoptions Partner program. In this program groups approach us who have a particular attachment to or live in close proximity to a more >