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Olmsted Parks Conservancy

  • Type of Project: Hands-on
  • Location: Outdoor
  • Website: https://www.olmstedparks.org/
  • Address: 1299 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
  • Capacity: 50 - 100

Inspired by New York’s Central Park Conservancy, Olmsted Parks Conservancy formed in 1989. Our purpose is to work closely with the city and its citizens to raise needed funds and guide revitalization of 18 Olmsted-designed parks and 6 parkways—local government simply could not take this on alone. Crucial to the Conservancy’s foundation was the creation of a Master Plan for the flagship parks(Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Parks). The Plan proved to be the first of many, and a catalyst for all future projects to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways.

Today, the Conservancy honors the Olmsted legacy by working with Louisville Parks and Recreation to carry out initiatives on behalf of the parks and parkways. Projects are executed for community well-being, environmental protection and historic restoration. Oftentimes fulfilling multiple objectives at once, plans enhance the parks for the physical, social, economic and cultural health of the park user and the entire community.