Friendly request: Please call the police if you see any acts of vandalism occur on the Greenway. 

Welcome to the Ohio River Greenway

The mission of the Ohio River Greenway is to provide a common linkage between the Communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany, Indiana along the banks of the Ohio River and to promote a passive recreational environment for river access, while allowing each community to construct riverfront amenities to enhance the overall project.

Click the link below to see the map representing the entire project area including an interactive Google Map of the Ohio River Greenway Project. Project Map 

 
Thanks Fat Boy Bikers for the video!

Ohio River Greenway Master Plan Refresh 

Greenway 2040

Greenway 2040 is an effort to refresh The Ohio River Greenway Master Plan, sponsored by the Ogle Foundation.

Greenway 2040 will provide recommendations from both nationally renown designers and input from the community on a refreshed vision and direction for the Ohio River Greenway and the Commission. The “refreshed” master plan will identify opportunities to provide a linear park thatwill preserve and enhance the aesthetic character of the Greenway and the surrounding areas, while encouraging additional use of the facilities. 

Your help is needed as we begin this process. Please join us to hear about the project and, most importantly, to share your ideas, opinions, and concerns with regards to utilizing the Ohio River Greenway both today and in the future. We will be hosting several public meetings through the days and locations listed below and will focus on your thoughts and concerns.

DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS

TUESDAY, DEC. 2 and WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014 / 7:00-8:00 PM

LOCATION: Kye’s (500 Missouri Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130)

THURSDAY, DEC 4, 2014 / 5:30-6:30PM

LOCATION: YMCA of Floyd County (33 State Street, New Albany, IN 47150)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK OR ADDRESS THE ARCHITECTS INVOLVED IN THE REFRESH EFFORT DURING THESE DAYS, PLEASE CONTACT: 

The Marketing Company at 812-944-7728

or email: veswine@marketingcompany.com.

For more information or to engage, go to WWW.GREENWAY 2040.ORG.

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Ohio River Greenway Master Plan Refresh

The Ohio River Greenway Commission thanks the Ogle Foundation for generously funding a review and revamp of the Greenway Master Plan.

“The agreement by Ogle Foundation to fund a master plan refresh is a huge gift to our communities, not just monetarily, but for the interest and expertise it will bring to the Greenway project. We are getting direct input from Dan Jones and the staff of 21st Century Parks, who are developing a linear park system that is becoming a national model. The design firms that are being hired are highly respected, and the committee that will oversee the process brings its own expertise not only in design but fundraising. The Greenway Commission is a bit overwhelmed by the generosity.”

 

  Philip T. Hendershot   

 

As an article in the Sunday, September 28 edition of the News and Tribune stated:

 

“The Ogle Foundation and the Greenway Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding to allow Ogle to pursue its plans on the refresh, and that’s good news as far as Greenway Commission Chairman Philip Hendershot is concerned.”

 

More information can be found in their article by following this link:

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/article_7cb751f8-475e-11e4-bc36-ab1aff40f9cc.html

FUN AND EASY WAY TO DONATE!

The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway has been added as part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! 

 

Please join us in supporting the Friends of the Ohio River Greenway by signing up for KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS!  This takes just a few minutes, costs you nothing and allows you to support FOG every time you shop at Kroger.

For more information please go to The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway.

Thank you to the sponsors below for making

the 8th Annual Ohio River Greenway 5K a success.

                                           

The weather was perfect and the Family Fitness Day

following the 5K was a lot of fun. 

Click here for Race Results

(Click logo for more information)

The 2014 Le Tour de Pork ride, held Saturday, August 9, was a WET SUCCESS!!

"Over the course of the last six years, I have gotten to know a group of guys, biker guys, who surprised me. When we first met, they asked me if I thought the Greenway Commission would like to become the beneficiary of an event they are getting started.

Me: “You are saying you want to put on an event and give the proceeds to the Greenway? Fat Boy Bikers: “Yes” Me: (Huge smile can hardly contain my shock and excitement) “I will have to get back to the powers that be, but I wouldn’t see why not.”

What an amazing beginning to what has become an awesome relationship. If it were a Facebook relationship, it would never be complicated and only full of growth, learning, giving and a plethora of personalities making it fun, unpredictable and always a partnership where I feel nothing but good vibes.

So I write this note of thank you today to the Fat Boy Bikers for the event last Saturday that was a wet success — not only to say you are an amazing group of men and women who give yourselves fully to an event to raise awareness and funds for the Ohio River Greenway, but to also say thank you for setting that “bar” of service within reach for anyone who just wants to support a cause.

You established a path for others to follow: Get involved. Do more for others and do it with a smile, knowing that your service is going to better this place we call home.

— Shaunna Graf, Project Director, Ohio River Greenway Commission"

Location: Turtle Run Winery; 940 St. Peter's Church Rd., NE; Corydon, IN

 

The Economic Impact of the Ohio River Greenway Project

Visitor Spending

This report provides an examination and evaluation of the current economic impact of the
Ohio River Greenway Project in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana.
Information was gathered through intercept surveys administered by students from Indiana
University Southeast to individuals using the Ohio Valley Greenway

between April 5 and April 13, 2014.

**Click here to view entire report**

NOW OPEN!!!

Big 4 Bridge Landing/Connection in Jeffersonville

(Concept View) click to see image

Connection to the Big 4 Bridge from Louisville, KY to Jeffersonville, IN crosses the floodwall at Mulberry continuing to Chestnut and then to Pearl offering safe access to pedestrians and bicyclists across the Ohio River.  Gohman Asphalt began construction of the project in March of 2012. 

The Big 4 Bridge ramp in Indiana began design work in October of 2007 upon receiving a grant from INDOT. In 2011 the funding to construct the bridge was awarded.

In Design

New Albany East (18th Street to 8th Street)

Area: Along Water Street from E. 18th Street to E. 8th Street

Slated for construction to begin late 2014.

The Lewis and Clark Trail (Clark Cabin crossing Silver Creek)

Area: Bridge over Silver Creek connecting Clarksville and New Albany and multiuse path

to George Rogers Clark's Cabin. Construction slated for Spring of 2015 through Fall 2015.

 
 

Jeffersonville has a plan...a bicycle plan.

When implemented the bike lanes will connect to the Greenway.

 

Thank you to Duke Energy for your donation

to the Greenway to kickstart design of

the Clarksville/Jeffersonville connector.

 
 
 

Photo of $50,000 Check Presentation to the Ohio River Greenway Commission:

Mike Moore (Jeffersonville Mayor), Douglas Esamann (Indiana Division of Duke Energy State President), Philip Hendershot (Ohio River Greenway Commission Chair), Bob Polston (Clarksville Town Council President)

 

Ohio River Greenway segment to be designed in 2014 utilizing Duke Energy's donation and other funds secured by Jeffersonvile, Clarskville and the Ohio River Greenway Commission.

Click image above for link to PDF

 

Thank you to American Water for your partnership in the

Ohio River Greenway Clean-up along Silver and Mill Creeks in September.  Thank you to Porter Paints and Home Depot for donating supplies.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Fundraising continues! 

Do you like what you see out on the Greenway?  Are you ready for more?  You can donate your tax deductible contribution to the Ohio River Greenway.

 

Contact Shaunna Graf, the project coordinator (see bottom of page for contact information) for other options.

 

 

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Ohio River Greenway Commission
315 Southern Indiana Avenue
Jeffersonville, In 47130

(812) 280-8079
info@ohiorivergreenway.org