Thursday, October 1, 2015

21st Century Parks Volunteers

We're looking for companies, community organizations, scout groups, school groups, or families to work with our garden team to adopt and care for a garden bed in the park. This is a flexible and rewarding way to build a sense of community, learn more about native plant species, and help us keep our gardens looking great year-round!

 Contact Ali Greenwell at ali greenwell for more information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Free Screening! Louisville’s Olmsted Parks

Join us for a special preview of the new KET production Louisville’s Olmsted Parks.

Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City, is considered the father of American Landscape Architecture. And the 18 parks and six parkways that comprise Louisville’s park system have been called the defining project of his career.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 1 | Reception: 5:30 pm | Screening: 6–7 pm
Where: Iroquois Park Amphitheatre | 5216 New Cut Road | Parkside Studio
RSVP: 1-502-589-3538 or

Monday, January 12, 2015

Olmstead Volunteers

Olmsted Park Volunteer Opportunities

MLK, JR Day of Service
January 19 11:00am-1:00pm
 Shelby Park

Olmsted Parks Conservancy invites you to make the day off, a day on!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community. Join us in Shelby Park to plant trees, mulch and other activities to add to the beauty of this wonderful park.
Register at Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Contact Sarah Wolff (502) 456-8125 for more information.

Nuts About Olmstead Parks? Become a Park Steward!
A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, community outreach and/or volunteer events. The training program covers plant identification, best practices for invasive plant removal, proper planting techniques, the history of the Olmsted Parks and more!

January 20, 2015 is the start of our next Park Steward training series.
To reserve your spot, visit Contact Sarah Wolff (502) 456-1623 or for more information

Friday, January 10, 2014

Louisville Sustainability Council Summit (Jan 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm)

The Louisville Sustainability Council is co-hosting Louisville’s first Sustainability Summit with the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Zoo on January 17 and 18, 2014.
The purpose of this Sustainability Summit is to foster community engagement and provide citizens with an opportunity to contribute to the achievement of certain goals identified in Sustain Louisville – Louisville’s first comprehensive sustainability plan that was released in March 2013.
Friday, January 17, 2014,  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Opening Keynote and Reception
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM —  Action Team work groups
Action Teams
1) Green Building and Green Infrastructure
2) Green Economy
3) Transportation
4) Tree Canopy and Urban Heat Island
5) Community Engagement
Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free event, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Visit the Metro Office of Sustainability website for more information.


For those looking to continue their participation beyond the Summit, the Louisville Sustainability Council will provide ongoing coordination of community Action Teams.

Friday, January 17, 2014 - Opening Keynote
Saturday January 18 - five Action Team work groups (Transportation, Green Building and Green Infrastructure, Green Economy, Tree Canopy and Urban Heat Island, and Community Engagement)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Come volunteer w/ us @ Portland Wharf Park

“Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood developed along the falls of the Ohio River to help commerce and travelers heading both east and west.  This great neighborhood is not only one of our first Preserve America Community Neighborhoods; it will also receive one of our first Preserve America Grants.”    Laura Bush March 30, 2006 

April 14
RSVP @ Meet Up Group ASAP!