You Make a Difference.

“I love volunteering for Olmsted Parks because I always learn something new and I like how we work together as a team to beautify our parks.”– Sabra Crockett, Volunteer.

Volunteers are essential to helping keep Louisville’s Olmsted Parks beautiful. Whether one day a week, or several times a year, individuals and groups can join the effort to revitalize the city’s Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.

You help restore natural areas, keep trees and waterways healthy, or help bring new life to playgrounds, ballfields and picnic shelters in the Olmsted Parks. We provide the gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance; you just need to dress for the weather and getting dirty!

Join us now for an upcoming event! 

To schedule a week day project in the parks, or to discuss other volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Wolff

More Ways to Get Involved. 

Park Steward
Receive in-depth training by our staff and help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Park Stewards gain hands-on experience in ecological restoration, learn how to identify plants, proper planting techniques and Olmsted Parks history.  Park Stewards volunteer an average of four hours monthly.  Next Training will be late summer 2018.

Junior Park Steward
This is a year-round program for high school students to gain service hours and make a positive impact in our local Olmsted Parks. To start, Register for an upcoming project then upon arrival of your first event, pick up a “punch card” from the Volunteer Leader to track your hours.

Adopt a Park
Your neighborhood, school and business group can “adopt” all or part of your favorite Frederick Law Olmsted Park. Through the adoption program, your group commits to volunteering a minimum of four times a year.  Conservancy staff will work with you on outlining the park projects needed for your adopted park.

Call (502) 456-8125 or e-mail sarah.wolff@olmstedparks.org for more information.

All our great Park Adoption Partners! 

“There should be great numbers of trees with a spread of branches and standing in relation to one another that could not be expected to be attained in less time than forty years.” Frederick Law Olmsted

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

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