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 highlights the historic trail routes designed by Frederick Law Olmstead: the father of landscape architecture, at the turn of the 19th century. The plan also identifies future trails in each park that can be sustainably built while providing equitable access to park users and balancing user needs and demand.

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