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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: Wayside Park

News: Cyclists Love Olmsted Parks and Parkways!

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June 05, 2013

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The Olmsted Parks and Parkways have a long shared history with cycling, including the following: In 1897, in honor of the Board of Park Commissioners who authorized construction of a cinder path for bikes along Southern Parkway, 10,000 bicyclists paraded from downtown Louisville to Southern Parkway and then to Iroquois Park. Bugles and cannon fire more >

News: Louisville Bicycle Club rides in to Wayside Park

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June 16, 2011

This past Saturday, several members of Louisville Bicycle Club rode into Wayside Park to help weed and mulch the flower beds they planted last fall. After volunteering for a couple hours to spruce up their adopted Frederick Law Olmsted Park, they continued on their morning ride. Many thanks to this dedicated group of folks who help to restore more >