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Archive: Seneca Park

News: KET’s Louisville Life Series on Olmsted Parks

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May 18, 2015

Louisville Life kicked off a season-long look at the city’s Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed park system. The iconic parks’ history and future are examined, along with the legacy, mission and goals of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Watch Now!  

News: More Trees and Shrubs Thanks to LG&E

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April 30, 2015

Thanks to LG&E’s Plant for the Planet grant we are planting more shrubs and trees in Seneca Park, after removing invasive plants along Pewee Reese Rd at the Seneca walking loop. Over 50 trees and shrubs where planted as part of this multi-phase project. Great thanks to Power Creative and our Park Stewards for giving more >

News: Seneca Park Entrance Improved

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September 08, 2014

Seneca Park Entrance Improved Thanks to a donation from the Seneca Garden Neighborhood Association the parkland located near the entrance to Seneca Gardens at Pee Wee Reese and Trevilian Way has been restored. This area is part of the Seneca Park circulation plan. Work included mulching a path around some young trees, removing invasive species more >

News: Seneca Park Loop Extension

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June 04, 2014

After breaking ground May 5, 2014, the final work for the Seneca Park multi-use recreational loop is underway. Excel Excavating is working on the final 2.5-mile portion of the 4-mile loop around Seneca Park and Bowman Field. The extension will include a 10 ft. wide asphalt path intended for walkers, runners and bicyclists along Dutchman’s more >

News: New Water Fountain-Dedicated

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May 21, 2014

In 1977, a group formed, Cherokee Road Runners Association, of like-minded running enthusiasts who met up by Hogan’s Fountain to run together throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks. “The running craze was taking a big jump at that time,” Bill Scearce, long-time CRRA member said. “We would meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings to run together; more >

News: New Botany Guide Available

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February 13, 2014

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville–A Botanical Field Guide by Louisville native Patricia Dalton Haragan Photographs by Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell 472 pages ∙ 6 x 9 ∙ 320 color photos, map The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and more >

News: Tree Saplings Triple in Park Woodlands

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February 13, 2014

GREAT NEWS! The number of tree saplings growing in Cherokee and Seneca Parks has tripled in areas cleared of invasive bush honeysuckle as compared to areas not cleared. Over the last few years Olmsted Parks Conservancy crew and volunteers have cleared invasive species from 300 acres of parkland. This exciting outcome was revealed by two more >

Projects: LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet Grant

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November 25, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is please again to be planting trees in Seneca Park because of a grant from LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet program. Because of their committment to our community and with matching gifts from the Conservancy donors have provided, we have planted $40,000 worth of trees over the last four years! This year we more >

News: ‘Tis the Season for Planting Trees

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November 25, 2013

trees in nursery

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: Summertime Fun–Activities in the Parks!

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July 30, 2013

Beat the Heat: Let the kids cool down and burn off some energy at one of the 14 traditional spray fountains or spraygrounds located in Olmsted Parks. Tennis Under the Lights: Lights are on after dark at the following tennis courts: Central Park, Iroquois Park, and Seneca Park. A full list of the tennis courts more >