Alta is working with Louisville Metro Government and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy to develop a sustainable trails plan for Louisville’s three Olmstedian Parks: Cherokee, Iroquois, and Seneca Park, a collective 1,170 acres of parkland.
The plan will take into account the historic trail routes designed at the turn of the 19th century by the father of landscape architecture: Frederick Law Olmsted. The primary focus of the plan will be determining future trails in each park that are sustainably designed and built, providing equitable access to park users, and balancing user needs and demand. We are also working with our PTBA trail builder teaming partner to recommend a trail decommissioning plan for social trails and unsustainable networks in the parks. The outcomes of this project will include cost estimates, a phasing plan, recommended new trails and closed trails, and an operation and maintenance plan