A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor a person’s life and accomplishments.  Make a tribute gift with a simple donation, a beautiful wood bench or a newly planted tree. Your donation adds beauty to the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.

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As you celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday or other lifecycle events, think about a tribute donation to Olmsted Parks Conservancy that will serve as an investment in Louisville’s historic park system for today and the future.

Bench Tribute

A beautiful wood bench can be installed in many of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.  World’s Fair-style benches are six-foot long and feature a brass plaque that can be personalized with the message of your choice.

Bench (includes bench, shipping, handling, assembly and installation; engraving on a 10” x 2” bronze plaque):

Bonnycastle Hill/Hogan Fountain Benches:

Choose your favorite spot along the new walkway being built as part of a current restoration project in the Bonnycastle Hill/Hogan Fountain area of Cherokee Park. The walkway is scheduled to be completed Fall 2018. Your donation of $3,500 will reserve a bench. Place your order by July 6th for Fall installation. Contact Kathy Ezzell (502-456-8125 or to reserve your bench location.

Tree or Shrub Tribute          DONATE HERE 

In keeping with our annual planting plan, you will have many species and locations to choose from. By sponsoring a tree or shrub, you are making a living contribution, adding to the vitality and natural beauty of our parks. Your donation includes planting and maintenance guaranteed for two years, and a custom keepsake and special recognition certification noting dedication and location of the planting:

Questions about Tribute giving, contact Kathy Ezzell at (502) 456-8125 or

Fred Facts
Iroquois Park was nicknamed “Louisville’s Yellowstone” because of its mature forest that blankets the hillsides.

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