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Cherokee Park, considered Olmsted’s most scenic work, focuses on the landscape experience of traversing from stream valley to ridgeline while Shawnee Park is fitted out for a variety of activities that bring people together, including a formal flower garden, a bandstand, and a great lawn for sporting events.

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News: How to Plant a tree to thrive.

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March 28, 2017

Anna’s Best Tree Planting Tips & Techniques! Although planting season is just about to end, it is always important to plan where you will plant your trees and how to plant the trees. Watch Anna’s video to learn all the important details to plant a tree that will survive and thrive. From positioning the tree more >

Projects: Rye, Not Just for Whisky!

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March 15, 2017

Kentuckians may think of rye as an ingredient in whisky, but our Team for Healthy Parks uses a cool season rye seed mix as a woodland cover crop for disturbed areas in the parks. It helps to prevent erosion and displaces invasive species. We get our rye from Roundstone Native Seed Company from Upton, Ky. more >

News: Planting O’ The Green

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March 15, 2017

Planting O’ The Green helps expand the City’s tree canopy including Cherokee Park. As a way to help Metro Louisville expand its tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) announced Planting O’ The Green, an initiative to plant 88 trees during the week leading up to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and 364 trees over the next 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: $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: Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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October 03, 2016

Great news! To continue work to enhance the Olmsted Parks, while helping save the Monarch Butterfly population, we have planned for another waystation to be installed in Iroquois Park. The waystation will add to the beauty of the Iroquois Summit Field area while providing food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies. The plan calls for the Conservancy 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: Bridges of Cherokee Park RENOVATION

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August 18, 2016

The Bridges of Cherokee Park The bridges of Cherokee Park are part of what makes this Olmsted-designed park so beautiful. The ten limestone bridges have been well used and loved over the last 100 years, but it’s evident, after a complete study, that time has taken its toll. In partnership with KYTC, Olmsted Parks Conservancy 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: Tree Challenge: 200 donors in 2 days

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July 15, 2016

You did it! Your support has not only unlocked a $10,000 challenge grant, but raised an additional $12,500 to help us plant trees in the Olmsted Parks and Parkways.  Your important investment in trees is vital to the health of our citizens, neighborhoods and the entire community. We are grateful for your support and participation in more >