For Louisville Olmsted Park Conservancy & Metro Parks
Heritage Landscapes has contributed preservation landscape architecture expertise to eighteen master plan and implementation projects from 1992 to recent years. We have served as a landscape preservation consultant and Olmsted experts on multiple teams addressing planning and implementation projects. Our works with these talented teams includes:
This revered Olmsted parks and parkways system faces a broad range of historic integrity and contemporary functionality issues that require innovative thinking in addressing the City's needs. The 2006 Parkways Bicycle Trail Plan epitomizes the approach of sound stewardship and robust current and future use. Adaptation to accommodate bicycle paths along two historic, scenic parkways advancing, as recommended, toward sustainable multi-modal transportation. The Olmsted foundation and the scenic long views form the highpoint served as baselines to reshape the much altered and unstable Iroquois Park North Overlook, welcoming pedestrian access and scenic enjoyment, completed in 2016.Heritage Landscapes has contributed expertise to the interdisciplinary teams, and project awards affirm excellence.
WORKS and TEAMS Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners as consultant for: Iroquois Park North Overlook Design, Tetra Tech lead with SKA, 2015; Shawnee Park Uplands Master Plan and Stormwater Basin siting Study, Environs Inc, Gresham Smith Partners, lead, 2015; Louisville Parkways Bicycle Trail Plan, HNTB, Gresham Smith, team leaders and WRT 2006; Chickasaw Park Master Plan Environs/RLA, 2001; Iroquois Park Amphitheater Rehabilitation Planning, 1999; Shawnee Park Playing Fields, Service Building, Western Parkway frontage, PDR Engineers and Andropogon Associates Overlook Walk and Vistas Environs RLA 1998; Cherokee Park-Barringer Spring, Barringer Hill Overlook, Drive and Playground, PDR Engineers and Environs/RLA 2002, Bear Grass Creek 1995 Andropogon Associates; Iroquois Park-Hilltop Meadow Basins, Paths and Shelter Andropogon, Amphitheater Landscape Renewal Environs RLA 2000; Louisville Olmsted Parks & Parkways Comprehensive Master and Management Plan, Andropogon Associates, lead, 1994.
May Day 1930s Shawnee Park Great Lawn celebration, at an important community space.
The Shawnee Park Master Plan integrated the Olmsted legacy with stormwater management imperatives recapturing an open Great Lawn, courtesy Gresham Smith.
At Iroquois Park North Overlook, mapping long vistas aided design development and construction documents to form a new, compatible scenic overlook and stabilize downhill slopes, courtesy Tetra Tech and Environs Inc.
The Bonnycastle Hill Hogan Fountain Master Plan integrates very high use with renewal of park Olmsted character and scenery, courtesy Environs Inc.