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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted’s “pastoral” landscapes exhibit a sense of extended space and gracefully modulated ground with smooth, close-cropped turf. This style he found to be a special antidote to the ill effects of urban life.

Park Stewards

Jane Tyler Faye Peters and crew two Park Stewards-crop

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Park Stewards volunteer an average of at least 4 hours monthly to help protect and restore natural areas, to raise awareness in the community and serve as advocates for Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. Benefits of becoming a Park Steward include learning about native flora and fauna, gaining hands-on experience in ecological restoration, developing leadership skills, and volunteering alongside others who share a passion for our neighborhood parks.

There will be a FREE Information Session on March 7, 2017 at 6:30pm. Register now. Or call us at 502-456-8125 to reserve your spot for our next training series!

There is a $50 training program fee which helps to offset the costs for materials, certifications and administrative costs. To request a scholarship application, please email us or call 502-456-8125.

In the meantime, please join us for our regularly scheduled park activities. Sign-up now!

Spring 2017 Park Steward Training Schedule

Saturday, March 11 9:00am-12:00pm

Olmsted Overview

Volunteer Management

Community Engagement

Saturday, March 18 9:00am-12:00pm

Plant Identification Techniques

Integrated Pest Management

Horticultural Techniques

Saturday, March 25 9:00am-12:00pm

Dirty Hands Tour

We are happy to announce Park Steward Scott Osborne is to be recognized as Outstanding Volunteer of the Year! Even with a busy schedule, Scott finds time to regularly lead volunteer groups, assist with community outreach and special events, and to help maintain Wildflower Woods area of Cherokee Park. We cannot do it without the help of our dedicated volunteers, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy would like thank Scott and his family for their support!