Friends of Shelby Park


The Friends of Shelby Park invite you to support Olmsted Parks Conservancy during Give for Good to help care for Shelby Park and 16 other Olmsted Parks.

What is Give for Good?

September 12 is Louisville’s Give for Good day – where local non-profits compete for donations and unlock special matches from the Community Foundation of Louisville. If Olmsted Parks Conservancy can raise $50,000, The Shelby Park Neighborhood Association has generously offered to match up to $5,000.

How do I get involved?

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Sample text and Social Media Post: Louisville’s biggest day of giving, Give for Good, is TODAY! I’m donating $30 to Olmsted Parks Conservancy for their 30th anniversary, and the money we raise today will be used to help maintain and care for Shelby Park and Louisville’s 16 other historic Olmsted Parks. I hope you’ll consider giving $30 using the link below to help our neighborhood park! https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/p2p/95112/friends-of-shelby-park #GiveforGoodLou #olmstedparks502 #shelbypark

Sample email: The Friends of Shelby Park invite you to support Olmsted Parks Conservancy TODAY on #GiveForGoodLou– Louisville’s largest day of Giving!

Shelby Park is the cornerstone of our community – a place to gather, play, exercise, enjoy the scenery and the wonderful people who live here. Just like our neighborhood, we take pride in knowing the park is always open to anyone, regardless of income, race, or background.

The Friends of Shelby Park work hand-in-hand with Olmsted Parks Conservancy to advocate for our park. Over the past year, right here in Shelby Park, the Conservancy has installed a fully-accessible PNC Music Garden, hosted a Neighborhood Bike-In supported by local businesses, offered an unstructured Free Play experience, led educational free walking tours, planted new trees and shrubs and helped maintain our gorgeous ­greenspace.

And we’re not alone. Olmsted Parks Conservancy supports 17 historic parks, many of which are neighborhood parks across the West, East and South ends of Louisville.

Join us and your fellow neighbors in donating $30 TODAY in honor of Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 30th anniversary, using this link: https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/p2p/95112/friends-of-shelby-park.

Fred Facts
Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape design for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 was a model for Disney’s Experimental Prototype of the Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).

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