Nonprofit River Heritage Conservancy has announced plans to convert the 400-acre area near the Falls of the Ohio River in Clarksville into a park. WDRB in Louisville reports the group will determine the project’s cost, construction schedule and fundraising efforts this year.
The conservancy has hired Philadelphia-based OLIN, a firm that previously designed New York’s Bryant Park, as well as several riverfront parks. Although the park is still in the early planning stages, representatives from the project said reforestation will be a focus.
Since 2017, River Heritage Conservancy has spent about $1.35 million in funds from private donations to buy more than 60 acres in the park area, including industrial tracts once owned by Marshall’s Auto Parts.
The town also will use a $440,000 federal grant to help do environmental work throughout the entire park site.
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