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Members help grow our capacity to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Parkways. As a member, you’ll make a direct and positive impact on the health and vitality of our beloved Olmsted-designed parks and parkways. You’ll support Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s ongoing work to keep the parks free of invasive plants, beautiful with new trees and wildflowers, and abuzz with beneficial birds, bees and butterflies. You’ll also sustain the Conservancy’s robust volunteer program, ensuring that dedicated community members can continue to partner with the Conservancy to keep our Olmsted Parks clean and green.

Help fuel our daily operations by setting up a convenient recurring monthly donation. Either way, you’ll ensure that these important community greenspaces remain exceptional places to live and grow, for generations of Louisvillians to come!

Membership Options

Woodland Guardian

$ 5 month or $60 annual

With $5 a month, we can keep the Olmsted Parks free of invasive, non-native plants.

Perks include:

  • Free Olmsted Parks Conservancy graphic t-shirt
  • Discount on merchandise in our online store
  • Listing in Annual Report

    Perennial Protector

    $ 15 MONTH OR $180 ANNUAL

    With $15 a month, we can plant and care for native perennial plants to attract beneficial pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies to the Olmsted Parks.


    • Above benefits, plus:
    • Invitations to “Cocktails & Conversation” events—casual and informative gatherings with updates about park projects, community engagement, and natural areas management in the Olmsted Parks

    Tree Steward

    $ 30 MONTH OR $360 ANNUAL

    With $30 a month, we can plant a new native tree in an Olmsted Park, and water and care for it for its first two years to ensure its survival.


    • Above benefits, plus:
    • Invitation to a tree care workshop to learn best practices for planting, watering, and pruning from experts on our staff

    Trail Champion

    $ 50 MONTH OR $600 ANNUAL

    With $50 a month, we can maintain miles of natural trails in the Olmsted Parks, making them safer for thousands of bikers, hikers, walkers, and equestrians.


    • Above benefits, plus:
    • Invitation to an intimate year-end cocktail gathering, with an update from President and CEO Layla George

    Circles of Leadership

    $ 85 MONTH OR $1,000 ANNUAL

    When you make an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more, you join the Conservancy’s Circles of Leadership—a commitment that us to plan for the future of our nationally significant Olmsted Parks.

    Your generous support of Louisville’s Olmsted-designed Parks and Parkways allows for investments that achieve community well-being, environmental protection and historic preservation.

    Perks Include:

    • Above benefits, plus:
    • Invitation to special Circles of Leadership events

    For more information about leadership levels and benefits, contact Janelle Wilhelm at janelle.wilhelm@olmstedparks.org or call (502) 456-8128.

Fred Facts
Olmsted believed all people would meet and mingle in parks, thus overcoming the barriers of class and wealth.


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