Give back to the Olmsted Parks you love during the Olmsted Parks Conservancy Membership Drive! A gift of any dollar amount made between December 1 - 17 earns you a chance to vote on the next park project, comes with special member benefits, and may qualify for a match by one of our generous sponsors!

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Friends of Olmsted Parks

Olmsted Parks Conservancy believes in the power of neighborhood parks.

Louisville’s Olmsted Parks are our community’s health clubs and art studios, our outdoor classrooms, sports facilities and family retreats. When Frederick Law Olmsted (and the Olmsted firm) designed parks in Louisville, he intended for these public greenspaces to be places for every member of the community to gather, play, and relax, helping to improve mental and physical health for all. The parks enhance quality of life in Louisville, and strengthen our community, spur economic development and benefit tourism. Great parks can make our citizens happy, our communities strong, and our cities sustainable.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is bringing together park neighbors, park users and community stakeholders to enjoy and help make a difference in their Olmsted Parks through our Friends of Olmsted Parks program. Together we can continue to improve Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, creating safe and healthy spaces for everyone.


Join a FRIENDS OF OLMSTED PARKS GROUP

Contact your neighborhood Friends of Olmsted Parks representative to find out when the next meeting is scheduled. Attend the meeting and get involved. Any interested citizen, park advocate or park user can join their Friends of Olmsted Parks group. All Friends of Olmsted Parks meetings are open to the public.


How do I start a new Friends of Olmsted Parks Group where one doesn’t already exist?  Click here to learn more.

Fred Facts
During the Civil War, Olmsted was General Secretary of the United States Sanitary Commission, forerunner of the American Red Cross.

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