Glenwood Park  - 1903 to 1935

Glenwood Park opened in 1903 on the banks of Silver Creek in New Albany. The entrance was at the corner of Spring and Beharrell Streets. It was a popular destination for picnics, recreation, and Chautauqua events. It included among its attractions, boating, bathing, fishing, baseball, football, tennis, a carousal, miniature railroad, theater, dancing and much more. New Albany High School used the football field.


Chautauqua was a traveling institution founded in Chautauqua New York.  It was popular in the late 19th and early 20th Century providing, education, concerts, dramatic performances and more.

The park was owned by the Louisville and Southern Indiana Traction Company which provided interurban service to the park from Louisville and Jeffersonville. The park was sold for residential development in 1935.

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