Rising Sun River Walk

Indiana, Ohio County, Rising Sun

river mile 506

River access: yes. Tree cover: somewhat open. Impervious surface: some. Landscape design strategy: manicured. Information about the Ohio River: some.
River access: yes. Tree cover: somewhat open. Impervious surface: some. Landscape design strategy: manicured. Information about the Ohio River: some.

The River Walk in Rising Sun is another classic riverfront park. There’s a walk — in this case, a sidewalk with plaques embedded in it, each one of them devoted to one aspect of Rising Sun’s history , and each one sponsored by a local company or organization or family. The new school, in 1959, had a darkroom and a teacher’s lounge. There’s a picnic table under a tree with a viewing telescope. There’s an amphitheater facing the river. There’s a seaplane port and a hanger. The sign for the town on the riverfront is a wonderful graphic! Kayakers and bicyclists might light to stay at the historic hotel or the log cabin — the first town post office — located on the riverfront; there are some small shops and restaurants in the town. Camping on the manicured lawn is likely to be discouraged.

Next park: Fryman’s Landing

Field research September 2015

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