Coming Soon to Southern Indiana
Southern Indiana is experiencing a boom in new business and development. Our prime location along the Ohio River and just one mile away from Louisville, KY, a top 30 U.S. city, gives residents and visitors the perfect mix of access to urban experiences with a welcoming, small-town feel. Clark and Floyd counties offer everything from outdoor adventures and riverside attractions to thriving arts and dining scenes that satisfy your craving for delicious food and local culture.
Here are a few projects to keep an eye on in SoIN.
The first amenity within Origin Park, a planned 450-acre climate-thoughtful park, opens this spring when construction of the lower put-in is complete. Origin Park is celebrating the opening of the Croghan Launch on Silver Creek with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. This launch site will give paddle sports enthusiasts access to the Ohio River to paddle the only remaining whitewater along the Ohio River and the only stretch of the river that is closed to commercial traffic.
Construction of the 450-acre climate-adaptive park in Clarksville will take place in phases. Phase I includes a 140-acre park with canoeing and kayaking on the Silver Creek Blueway, a 350-person events center, and 3+ miles of trails and walkways in the 100-acre urban forest, Buttonbush Woods. Origin Park’s overall master plan includes 22 miles of trails, 4.5 miles of water trail, 35 acres of new park lawns, natural play areas and community shelters.
Members of the community are invited to learn more about Origin Park during free “Wander Origin Tours,” scheduled from March – November 2023, on the 3rd Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday at 10:30 a.m. each month. Tours feature an overview of the project, a detailed discussion on a different Phase I element each month, and a park tour.
More on the Horizon
Southern Indiana is looking forward to sharing more with visitors in the future as state and federal funding is awarded to various projects throughout our communities, including funds to enhance Downtown New Albany, support the development of Origin Park and begin work building the South Monon Freedom Trail, a 63-mile-long trail connecting five counties in Southern Indiana, including Floyd and Clark counties. Once completed, it will be the longest trail in the state.