Spring is in full swing, and many area residents are starting to get outside and enjoy our sunshine and warmer temperatures. Our parks and trails are already becoming busy with activity as residents look to get outside to exercise, relax, and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
With the start of the spring season also comes a new designation for the Town of Clarksville. A new report from the website Millennial Personal Finance (MPF), ranks Clarksville as one of the “Best Cities for Outdoor Lovers”. Using licensed data, MPF found the exact number of parks, campsites, and outdoor reservations for over 5,000 U.S. towns and cities. That number was divided by the respective city’s population to develop the Outdoor Lover Index. The website says the index is indicative of the number of outdoor places per person in a given place.
The Town of Clarksville ranked #233 out of 5,000 cities and towns used in the report, and ranked #6 in the state of Indiana. Only eleven cities and towns in the Hoosier state made the top 500, including nearby Corydon, IN which ranked #128 on the list. Clarksville and Corydon are the only two locations in in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area to make the Top 500 list.
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to receive this designation, and will continue to work to provide the best outdoor recreational areas for our residents and visitors. The department has several projects in the works including the brand new Clarksville Cove Aquatic Center (opening May 27th), a total redevelopment of Ashland Park along the Ohio River, and the Lewis and Clark Trail which will connect the Clarksville and New Albany portions of the Ohio River Greenway.