ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Carnegie Center for Art and History, in partnership with the City of New Albany, is moving forward with plans to transform an outdated waterfront skate park into a skateable work of public art. Demolition of the former skate park is underway and construction on the New Albany Flow Park is slated to begin in August.
Complete with a steamboat and symbols of Ohio River bridges and land- and waterscapes, the design is the result of a collaborative process between the community, the Carnegie Center, and Hunger Skateparks , a nationally-recognized design and build firm based in Bloomington. The design is aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, and functionally interactive as a skate- and playpark.
The project provides a community gathering hub and safe space that integrates art and creativity with healthy living and the ongoing riverfront beautification efforts of the Ohio River Greenway Project. The New Albany portion of the Ohio River Greenway is now complete, connecting three Southern Indiana communities with a multi-use path through some of the area’s most scenic paths. The New Albany Flow Park project and site enhances the recreational and artistic amenities of New Albany and the region, improving quality of life and economic development.