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.


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
In 1865, Olmsted cofounded the magazine The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States.

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