Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Tyler Park

LouisvilleKY’s Tyler Park to undergo million dollar restoration

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation break ground on $1.1 million project Louisville, KY., – Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Parks and Recreation, Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman Brandon Coan, and Tyler Park Neighborhood Association will kick off construction for the $1.1 million restoration project in Tyler Park on Tuesday, May 7. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the east side of the bridge, in front of the historic tennis courts at 10am. The conservancy and its donors have funded $842,000 of the project with Louisville Metro Government and TPNA coming up with the rest. “We are all pleased to see the start…


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LouisvilleKY’s Olmsted Parks Gets a big financial shot in the arm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 16, 2016) – Olmsted Parks Conservancy launched its Campaign for Extraordinary Parks in March 2014, with the goal of investing in much-needed Olmsted Park projects throughout Metro Louisville. Outcomes of these projects range from environmental protection, to community well-being and historic preservation. In less than three years, the Conservancy has raised $11.4 million and seeks just $200,000 more to achieve its fundraising goal. To help complete the campaign, James Graham Brown Foundation has committed up to $100,000 for a dollar for dollar match by Conservancy supporters. The deadline, for the matching donations, is December 31, 2016. “The…


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Revitalization of LouisvilleKY’s Victory Park to Begin Late Summer

Louisville, KY., – Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Metro Parks & Recreation have approved a Master Plan to revitalize Victory Park with implementation of the first phase beginning in late September. Plans for the first phase include relocating the basketball court to the northwest side of the park to create a larger open area for activities in the center of the park. It also calls for a new walking path, more than a quarter mile in length, which will surround the open area and will be ADA accessible. Additional features for phase one include more lighting, benches and trees. Expected completion is…


Louisville’s YouthBuild to Help Restore Hogan’s Fountain

Louisville, Ky., — Citizens working to save and restore the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion in Cherokee Park, a designated Louisville Local Landmark, are pleased to announce their collaboration with YouthBuild Louisville for the final stage of the structure’s restoration. YouthBuild students, under the tutelage of a master stone mason, will repair the pavilion’s deteriorated stone piers, with work scheduled to begin on May 12. The grassroots group, Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion (SHFP) opted to further the restoration efforts for the landmark when funds remained from monies raised to pay for the structure’s new roof, completed in December 2013. After consulting with Metro Parks…