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Clarksville, Indiana Parks

Lapping Park
2404 Greentree Blvd. North
Clarksville, IN 47129

Lapping Park is home to Wooded View Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a driving range, an amphitheater, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, playground equipment, a picnic shelter, a horseshoe pit, riding stables, Clarksville softball complex, concession and Endris Lodge.

Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 W. Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone: (812) 280-9970

Picnic beside the world’s largest exposed Devonian-age fossil bed, which is home to birds, fish and other wildlife. There are also various education exhibits on the area’s history located in the beautiful Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Open year-round, daily, Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $2.00 adult. $1.00 children 2-12. Guided Fossil Bed Tours: May-November.

Ashland Park
Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129

Ashland Park has playground equipment, a gazebo and picnic areas overlooking the Ohio River. It is situated along the Ohio River on Riverside Drive.

Colgate Park
805 S. Clark Blvd.
Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone: 812-280-2095

Colgate Park is home to playground equipment, a basketball court, four lighted tennis courts, a shelter and the Clarksville Family Aquatic Center.

Little League Park
Appletree Drive (off Kopp Lane)
Clarksville, IN 47129

Little League Park is home to the Clarksville Little League and has four lighted baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, and playground equipment. The opens restrooms and a concession stand when the Clarksville Little League teams are playing. The 15-acre park also has a shelter house that is available for rent.

Jeffersonville, Indiana Parks

Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Department
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-283-5313

Maintains 15 public parks and playgrounds with youth centers provide supervised activities and programs sponsored by the Jeffersonville Board of Parks and Recreation. They have excellent tennis and ball diamond facilities. First class golf and other opportunities at The Elks Country Club and The Wooded View Golf Course, plus many other public facilities. The YMCA Graves Center provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults alike.

For locations of parks or information on competetive sports, please call 283-5313 or 285-6440.

Clark County, Indiana Parks

Deam’s Lake Recreational Park
1217 Deam Lake Road Off Hwy. 60
Borden, IN 47106
Phone: (812) 246-5421

Hiking trails, picnic facilities, a beach and a 286-site modern campground are offered. Rowboat rentals are offered. Hunting is allowed in designated areas. Open March through November. Entrance fees are charged only Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Charlestown State Park
Charlestown, IN 47111
Phone: 812-256-5600

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Indiana’s newest state park is home to various bird species, such as black vultures and Bald Eagles. Along Fourteen Mile Creek Valley, Devonian fossil outcrops and other interesting geographical features can be found along the park’s miles of hiking trails. The park also offers reservable shelters, 132 Class A campsites, and 60 Class AA campsites; available on a first come, first served basis. Open daily 7:00 AM – dusk. Vehicle pass: per carload $4 (daily) or $22 (annual). Out-of-state visitors are charged slightly higher entrance fees. A Golden Hoosier pass is available to Indiana residents 65 years of age for $11.

Clark State Forest
U.S. 31
Henryville, IN 47126
Phone: (812) 294-4306

This is Indiana’s oldest state forest and features a nature preserve, hiking trails, horse trails, fishing, camping and picnic areas. Open year-round. There is no entrance fee.

New Albany, Indiana Parks

Sam Peden Community Park
3037 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Community Park has picnic and fishing areas, playground equipment, picnic shelters and basketball, tennis, football, baseball, soccer, volleyball and horseshoe facilities. Park open year-round. No entrance fees. Additional information is available by calling the New Albany-Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department at 812-948-5360.

New Albany – Floyd County Parks and Recreation
1721 Ekin Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: (812) 945-5360

Floyd County has eight city parks and five county parks which provide more than 400 acres of recreational facilities, including a municipal swimming pool. In addition, there are ten supervised playgrounds with programs administered by a full-time recreational director. Golfers can enjoy the Valley View Golf Club, a municipally owned, regulation 18-hole course.

Private recreational opportunities are offered through two swimming clubs, the Woodland Hills Recreation Club and the New Albany Country Club with a nine hole golf course and a pool.

There are a number of other activities offered by the Parks Department including gymnastics for pre-school and up, soccer, ballet and tap dance clinics, bowling lessons, swimming lessons for babies and up, arts and crafts classes every summer, tennis lessons for children and adults. There is a Senior Citizen’s Club that meets every Tuesday night. For more information concerning these activities, please call Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department at 948-5360.

Harrison County, Indiana Parks

Harrison County Parks Department
Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: (812) 738-8236

Harrison County has seven parks with a wide range of activities to suit everyone in the family. Olympic-sized pools located within three parks, playgrounds for the children, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, numerous hiking trails, boating, fishing, and canoeing.

All parks have restroom facilities, paved roads and ample parking. Please obey park rules. Come, enjoy all the beautiful parks Harrison County has to offer.

Buffalo Trace Park – Palmyra (812) 364-6112. Park open 4/1 to 10/31
Harrison Poolside Park – Corydon. Pool operating season 5/27 – 8/14
Hayswood Nature Reserve – Corydon. Open all year.
Battle of Corydon Memorial Park – Corydon. Open all year.
Walter Q. Gresham Memorial Park – Lanesville. Operating season 4/1 – 10/31
Noe’s Rest Park – Laconia. Open all year, located near the Ohio River.

Anyone further interested in playing competitive ball or joining the swim teams should contact the Parks Department for further information, 738-8236. Also, just 15 minutes from Corydon is the Harrison-Crawford State Forest, over 24,000 acres of unspoiled beauty, and another 2,000 acres in the adjoining Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area and Wyandotte Caves.

Crawford County

Harrison-Crawford State Forest
7240 Old Forest Rd.
Corydon, IN
Phone: (812)738-8232

This state forest includes the Harrison-Crawford Wyandotte Complex, featuring campsites, a nature center, hiking and bridle trails, picnic areas, and daily tours of the Wyandotte Caves.

Marengo Cave National Landmark
State Highway 64
Marengo, IN 47140
Phone: 1-888-70-CAVES

One of Indiana’s largest outdoor recreation offers facilities for camping, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing and picnicking. The park hosts two Marengo Cave tours: The Crystal Palace Tour, a 40 minute walk, and the Dripstone Trail Tour, a 70 minute hike. Park: open year-round, daily. No entrance fee. Cave tours: Offered year-round, daily. Tour Fees: $12.50 and under. (Discounts offered for tour combinations)