Alta worked 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 looked at multi-use and equestrian trails, while highlighting the historic trail routes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the “Father of Landscape Architecture”. The plan also identifies future trails in each park that can be sustainably built, provide equitable access to park users, and balance user needs and demand.

Alta also worked with a PTBA trail builder teaming partner to recommend a trail decommissioning plan for social trails and unsustainable networks. This work included cost estimates, a phasing plan, recommendations for new trails and trail closures, and an operation and maintenance plan.