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