As residents enjoy the outdoors this Summer, the City of New Albany is hard at work creating more parks and facilities to improve the quality of life for residents. Mayor Jeff Gahan has stressed the need for parks and facilities to make New Albany more competitive and attractive. Silver Street park, will include indoor areas with artificial turf, skate park, running path, picnic areas and more. The $6 Million Park is expected to be completed this winter.
"These projects are expected to make New Albany more competitive and improve the quality of life for residents for years to come," said Gahan. Residents are excited about plans for a new aquatic center which will be located on the former site of the Camille Wright swimming pool. The aquatic center will boast a large, recreational pool, multiple slides, a lazy river, as well as concessions and a sunbathing area.
In addition to these new parks, the mayor also plans to update current parks to make them nicer and more attractive to locals. The projects are on schedule, according to Interim Director of the Parks Department, Kathy Wilkerson. With summer around the bend, new events will be hosted such as those which focus on developing the youth of the area, like the City Teen-n-Training Program. As the parks department and Mayor Gahan continue to work on these projects, New Albany will be an even more enjoyable place to live. With new parks, New Albany will have more enjoyable features, providing people all the more reason to come and visit and enjoy Southern Indiana.