Hanbury Preservation Consulting facilitated a strategic planning process for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy that included a significant assessment phase with public meetings, focus groups, and staff and stakeholder interviews. Peer organizations were interviewed to discuss best practices. Anonymous on-line board and membership surveys provided insight into operations and programming. Feedback and best practices were compiled into an assessment report. The Conservancy board developed strategic focus areas based on the assessment report with key objectives for each. The plan will guide the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's efforts in their continuing efforts to preserve, protect and promote the 18 parks and six parkways of Louisville's Olmsted park system.
Since 1989, working as a partner with Louisville Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy has raised $30 million to fund park improvements in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks System. The mission of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy is to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways, connecting nature and neighborhood while strengthening the community’s well-being.