Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora
river mile 497
Lesko Park must be the pride of Aurora. It has lots of amenities: a water fountain, flush toilets in a building, a playground, picnic shelters and picnic tables. There’s even an Ohio River beach down the slope of what might be a boat launch if one were intrepid. The most marvelous part, however, is the memorials. There are memorials to veterans of various wars. More unusually, there are plaques on the street lights, remembering those who have supported the park, and those who are remembered by park supporters. It’s an excellent demonstration of civic pride. This would be a nice place to hang out on a warm summer day. Kayaks could pull up onto the narrow beach, but the park is a long, thin strip on the low bluff, so space to camp might be at a premium. But it is right next to the bike trail!
Next park: casino, Rising Sun
Field research September 2015