Ohio River Greenway Coming Soon—Even Bigger Plans to Follow

A new bike and walking path connecting two cities on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, across from Louisville, could provide a runway for much larger open space ambitions.
December 28, 2017, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A new push to transform Southern Indiana's Ohio River Greenway into a world-class urban park builds on a $40-million investment and a decades-old vision of connecting communities through nature and recreation," reports James Bruggers.

"The 7-mile bike and walking path between New Albany and Jeffersonville — linking to Louisville at the Big Four Bridge — is on pace to be completed in 2018," adds Bruggers. "Now, business and open-space advocates are thinking big and charting the next steps, while modeling them after the successful Parklands of Floyds Fork."

A former leader of the Parklands organization has recently created the River Heritage Conservancy, which will spearhead efforts to expand the greenway. The Conservancy has already completed its first land purchase, buying "37 acres of the former Marshall's auto parks on Emery Crossing in Clarksville." According to the article, the multi-jurisdictional span of the greenway will present some of the largest challenges to the project of expanding the greenway.

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Published on Monday, December 25, 2017 in The Courier-Journal
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