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“A man’s eyes cannot be as much occupied as they are in large cities by artificial things …without a harmful effect on his entire constitutional organization… Landscape was able to refresh and delight the eye and through the eye, the mind and the spirit.” -- Frederick Law Olmsted

Archive: Shawnee Park

News: Martin Luther King Day of Service

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January 23, 2013

Thank you to the many volunteers that came out and helped in Shawnee Park. It was a very chilling day but the sun was shinning bright. Mulching, removing invasive plants, trash pick up and more…it was quite a day and we appreciate your commitment to our Olmsted Parks! These great groups came out to help: Target Sores more >

News: Shawnee Park Sprayground Now Open

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June 27, 2011

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New Sprayground in Shawnee Park Opens for Play! Helping celebrate this great event was Mayor Greg Fischer, Mike Heitz, Metro Parks Director, Mitch Barnes, President of DREAM Foundation, Bill Juckett, Board Chair of Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and many other folks who had a hand in making this happen. Olmsted Parks Conservancy in partnership with Metro more >

Projects: Shawnee Sprayground

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April 20, 2011


The new playground and sprayground, to be completed in spring 2011, in Shawnee Park is modeled after one that was installed in Iroquois Park three years ago. It is designed so children of all abilities (including those in wheelchairs) may have full and independent use of the equipment. The sprayground’s design features will resemble a more >