Reconnecting to Silver Creek

Today, two quality of life projects aimed at reconnecting our city to Silver Creek were presented to the Board of Public Works and Safety. These projects are designed to provide residents of New Albany with new, safe, and easy access to Silver Creek, helping reconnect the City to our river heritage. Silver Creek connects to the Ohio River, and at various points provides beautiful scenery, wildlife, and fishing in the middle of two populated communities. 

In recent months, the City of New Albany has also announced and taken steps to reconnect residents to the Ohio River with the final construction phase beginning of the Ohio River Greenway Project in the city.  The Ohio River Greenway Project, along with other quality of life initiatives, have been undertaken by the City of New Albany during Mayor Jeff Gahan’s administration.

"We will remove barriers and encourage access to some of the most scenic and natural areas of our waterways," stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. "Silver Creek has long been a place of natural beauty, and these measures will allow more residents to enjoy them."

Mayor Gahan would like to thank the City Council and the New Albany Redevelopment Commission for their support of these quality of life initiatives that will make New Albany an even better place to live.

Spring Street Silver Creek Access

  1. Pedestrian Gathering Area and Overlook Access
  2. 2-way access off of Providence Way
  3. Streetscape Improvements (trees, bollards, traffic calming)
  4. Potential Art or Education Opportunities, Murals
  5. Staircase providing access to lower creek
  6. ADA path
  7. Overlook, access point to creek
  8. Existing man-made path (to remain)
  9. Gathering area
  10. Parking, sidewalk access to Creek Access area
  11. Additional Parking with turn-around, ADA parking
  12. Stone seatwalls for seating and bank stabilization

Armstrong Bend Silver Creek Access

  1. Widened road for safer vehicle maneuvering
  2. Dedicated parking area
  3. Trailhead with scenic creek views, shade, seating, signage
  4. Potential secondary trailhead, for exploration and possible access to lower creek areas

Fire King Set to Expand and Hire New Employees

Tomorrow night, the New Albany City Council will debate two tax abatement requests. 
The first abatement would be for a $6.5 million investment in a new building in the Grantline Industrial Park West. The building would be approximately 112,500 square feet, and will be developed by The Carlisle Family, LLC.

The Carlisle Family LLC was formed in 1989 and is an investment and real estate development company. This building will be their fourth property in New Albany. 

“We are very pleased to continue our investment in New Albany,” stated Van Carlisle of The Carlisle Family, LLC. “We are very excited that Fire King is the anchor tenant in the new multi-tenant building that we are developing.”

After development of the building finishes, Fire King International LLC will invest $2.2 million worth of manufacturing and IT equipment into the location, and will seek a personal property tax abatement on that equipment from the City Council. This abatement would last for 5 years, and would assist in new manufacturing, research, development, and logistical distribution equipment. Fire King plans to add 50 new positions at this location over the next five years, totaling nearly $1.9 million in salaries. The new Fire King location will serve as a distribution center for Fire King International LLC.

“Fire King International LLC, continues to be one of our best employers and we are happy to assist them in any way,” stated David Duggins, Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment with the City of New Albany. “The Redevelopment Department was able to help invest in utility infrastructure to ensure the project of this magnitude came to fruition, and we worked at a fast pace to ensure we could break ground this construction cycle.”

“We welcome the expansion of a long-term employer and manufacturer here in New Albany. We are happy to assist them, and welcome them to the new industrial park,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.


Trunk or Treat - Saturday October 29th

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! The City of New Albany's annual Trunk or Treat event is BACK! Bring the whole family out for games, bounce houses and inflatables, a climbing rock wall, lazer tag, and trick or treating! Be sure to stick around after the trick or treating ends for a showing of Halloween time favorite HOCUS POCUS!

It all takes place on Saturday, October 29th at 6pm at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater. In the event of rain, the event will take place at the State Street Parking Garage. 

Special Thanks to these supporting partners and organizations on this event:
New Albany Police Department
New Albany Fire Department
Develop New Albany 
Harvest Homecoming
Floyd County Family YMCA
The Culbertson Mansion
Copier Mart
Schmitt Furniture 
102.3 The Max
River City Winery
New Albany Roadhouse
Kris Rayzor Studios
Carraige Ford
Chef Walker

Showing of Hocus Pocus presented by the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.

New Albany Parks Masterplan

We need your input!

The City of New Albany is updating its Parks Department Master Plan. We need your help and input on the future of the Parks Department!

By taking our short survey (less than 5 minutes), you can help show us what features, programs, classes, and parks you utilize or would like to see more of.

Do you have a good idea for a new program or class? Is there something missing from New Albany Parks that you would like to see? Now is a great time to take the survey and let us know!

Click HERE to take the survey, or visit

Ohio River Greenway Groundbreaking

This morning, under a light rain, the City of New Albany broke ground on the next segment of the Ohio River Greenway that will run from 8th-18th streets.

To date, more than nine (9) million public dollars have been invested into the New Albany segment alone, and over $32 million in public dollars have been invested into the total project that spans Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany. That public investment is a combination of federal and local tax dollars. These types of investments of public dollars into capital projects, like the Ohio River Greenway Project, help promote the quality of life and health for people of all ages.

At today's event, Mayor Gahan stressed the importance of continued investment in projects like the Ohio River Greenway that aim to improve quality of life. He was joined by leaders from the City of Jeffersonville, Town of Clarksville, Indiana Department of Transportation, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Ohio River Greenway Commission, and Friends of the Ohio River Greenway to show their support of the project.

To read more about the Ohio River Greenway Project, please click HERE.