The Midwest’s first climate-adaptive park is taking over the north side of the Ohio River, just across from Louisville KY in Indiana.

Origin Park, which was intended to open in 2021 but delayed by permitting issues, will span 600 acres of former wasteland lining the river. It will create a unique outdoor experience in the heart of an urban landscape, transforming Greater Louisville forever. The estimated cost is $130 Million.

In March the team broke ground on the first stage of Origin Park – the Silver Creek Blueway. The project is a canoe and kayak launch site where Silver Creek intersects with the Ohio River. While there isn’t an exact date for the completion of the entire park, the next phase of development will be the River House building in the southeast quadrant of the park, which will house the offices, an event center and arts programming, visitors will be able to experience at least the launch site as early as this fall.

Visit this site to learn more about the park.