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News: VICTORY PARK MASTER PLAN APPROVED

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January 28, 2016

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Now that the Master Plan is approved ground will be broken this summer to start work to enhancing the park. The first project will be the relocation of the basketball court to the northeast corner of the park to allow for a larger open area making room for more activities. These upgrades to the park more >

News: BOONE SQUARE PARK UPDATES

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January 28, 2016

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Boone Square Park will soon have a new restroom building and walkways. Boone Square is one of the first parks Frederick Law Olmsted designed in Louisville. The Conservancy is designing the new restrooms to match the values of Fredrick Law Olmsted and blend the building in with the landscape. Metro Parks and Recreation and the more >

Projects: CENTRAL PARK PERGOLA RESTORATION

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January 28, 2016

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The restoration of the 112-year-old Pergola in Central Park is nearing completion. The 105-foot-long and 12-foot wide walkway leading to a gazeebo has been the centerpiece of Central Park since its construction in 1904. Metro parks and Recreation replaced multiple wooden beams that were deteriorating, fixed cracks in the concrete columns and installed stainless steel more >

News: MSD is planning a project in Shawnee Park

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November 20, 2015

MSD is planning a project in Shawnee Park and we need your input. Olmsted Parks Conservancy needs your help to protect Shawnee Park, one of the flagship Olmsted-designed parks in Louisville. We encourage you to read on and participate in the survey linked below. The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has selected Shawnee Park as a 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: The Prairie Project

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July 01, 2015

Its amazing! Fields of yellow and purple coneflowers, lavender bergamots, fragrant mints, purple mist flowers and small sunflowers are blooming in the prairies of Cherokee or Seneca Parks. In just two growing seasons, these areas have blossomed beyond what we imagined! Through a USDA Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) grant Olmsted Parks Conservancy converted a total of seven acres in Cherokee 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: New Playground for Willow Park

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April 30, 2015

Great news! The work to add a new playground at Willow Park is DONE! The old playground was removed and the new one was installed immediately. Thanks to Metro Parks for their quick move on this project and the Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association for their help in raising the funds needed.  Enjoy a day in 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: North Overlook Design Recommendation

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August 26, 2014

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Although its been quiet at the North Overlook, much has been happening behind the scenes. The construction designs have been approved, a contractor has been selected, and construction will start in mid-August. Click to see the PROJECT DESIGN! During construction there will be some road and trail closures: Vehicular traffic from Sullivan Grove to the current North more >