Iroquois Park Champion & Park Steward Dates!

Iroquois Park Champion Volunteer Dates

Show your pride by volunteering in Louisville’s Olmsted parks! Gather your family, friends, and neighbors and do your part to help keep this historic park an attractive part of our community! Service opportunities available throughout the year. For more information and to register, please call 502.456.8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events today!

2nd Saturdays  10:00am-12:00pm

June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14

 

Park Stewards Needed!

You may enjoy walking your dog in Iroquois Park,  riding your bike or reading a book there, but have you ever thought of becoming 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, volunteer events and/or community outreach.  The training program covers plant identification, best practices for invasive plant removal, proper planting techniques, the history of the Olmsted Parks, and more.

July 7, 2015 is the start of our next Park Steward training. 

Register online at www.olmstedparks.org/events, or call 502.456-8125.

 

 

Sarah Wolff

502-432-2677 cell

502-456-1623 desk

502-456-8125 office

sarah.wolff@olmstedparks.org

www.olmstedparks.org

Chicken Questions?

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LMPD Community Forum – THIS IS TOMORROW!

This is tomorrow! Free Food will be provided from Mark’s BBQ. LMPD will present information on how to secure your home and person. They will have examples of the various kinds of locks and low cost security systems you can get, also lots of safety tips. Please come out and get some BBQ and meet the officers!
Community Forum Flyer

BNA Monthly Meeting !

churchcouncilMonday May 18th – Iroquois Library – 7 PM.  Join us at the gathering, assembly, conference, congregation, convention, summit, forum, convocation, conclave, council, rally, caucus.

Festival of Flowers is this Saturday!

Back Again! Hot Dogs of all Sorts!

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These Places Matter Tour – Colonial Gardens

download“THESE PLACES MATTER” TOUR FIRST STOP: COLONIAL GARDENS
This month, NPP celebrates its 12th anniversary and Preservation Month with a “stop by”
selected historic sites in Louisville over the next few weeks. First stop: Colonial Gardens, a place that
with many past lives and on the verge of another. It’s been a beer garden, the site of Louisville’s 1st
zoo, a place where Elvis Presley once dropped by while visiting his grandparents who lived nearby. So
did Jerry Lee Lewis at another time! Soon it will again be a destination for residents and visitors
enjoying the beautiful Iroquois Park area.
From the stately urban corridors of West Louisville, to the bucolic folds of Floyd’s Fork or the
picturesque boulevards of South Louisville, many forget how rich and varied Louisville’s historic
environment is. Despite far too many losses, Louisville’s historic footprint remains as large as its
untapped promise. Unfortunately, those who profit by “demolition by neglect” and destruction of vintage
structures often misrepresent preservation as “anti-progress” and lacking vision. Y
Yet, “preservation” is very 21st century and not just about saving mansions. Preservation and
adaptive re-use of vintage structures is the greenest way to revitalize neighborhoods, invigorate our
local economy and re-capture that “sense of place” that feels like home. It is the antithesis of waste,
less taxing on the environment, embraces our heritage and provides unique spaces for working families
to build small businesses and affordable homes. Jobs? Preservation provides good-paying and longer
lasting jobs than new construction.
Neighborhood Planning & Preservation, Inc. (NPP) believes it’s time preservationists spent less
time reacting publicly to destruction and more time talking about real possibilities before the wrecking
ball arrives. Join NPP, neighbors and others sharing a vision on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as it kicks off
Preservation Month with the first in a series of “These Places Matters” visits throughout the Metro. We
will highlight some of Louisville’s treasures and the local efforts to preserve and retrofit our vintage
structures to serve another 100 years. Let’s renew our local spirit, LET’S RESTORE LOUISVILLE!
Press Conference: These Places Matter: Promise of Colonial Gardens
Where: Colonial Gardens, 818 Kenwood Drive When: May 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
For questions, contact:
Martina Nichols Kunnecke at 502.297.3051 or at nppkentuckiana@gmail.com