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Worth The Wait: Clarksville Cove Makes Huge Splash

By the Extol Team | Courtesy Photos

After a full year of being closed for renovations, Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center has opened once again.

Talk about worth the wait: The Southern Indiana family fun destination now features three splash pads with interactive spray ’n‘ play equipment, a body slide, tube slide and swimming pool, all of which are heated. This will allow the center to stay open until October, said Ken Conklin, communications director for Clarksville Parks & Recreation.

Plus, there’s a full-service Toucan Café and the addition of a party zone that offers a semi-private area sectioned off and available for rent.

Party packages vary in price and amenities, but all offer admission for up to 20 people. For example, the Ripple Package ($175) includes use of the Special Birthday Party Zone for 90 minutes; a Clarksville Cove T-shirt for the birthday child; a Clarksville Cove “Free Fill” Cup for the birthday child that allows free refills of  any concession beverage for the day; 20 Clarksville Cove party invitations; a Happy Birthday announcement over Clarksville Cove’s public address system; plates, napkins and forks for birthday cake; and the ability to bring your own cake (so long as it isn’t an ice cream cake).

The Splash Package ($250) includes everything in the Ripple Package along with hot dogs, chips and juice pouches for 20. The Wave Package ($300) includes everything in the Ripple Package plus cheeseburgers, chips and juice pouches.

The Hurricane Package includes everything in the Ripple Package plus five large pizzas and 20 juice pouches. Clarksville Cove is also available for rent to host a private event. Prices ranges from $500 to $700.

The renovations and improvements include extended hours – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday – as well as improvement on energy costs, Conklin said.

Swim lessons for adults and children three and older are also offered at the aquatic center. Classes occur in the evenings during the week or on Saturday mornings.

Low-impact water aerobics and Aqua Zumba are also offered. Drop-ins are welcome at $6 per class.

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Clarksville Cove 

800 S. Clark Blvd Clarksville
812.280.2095
www.ClarksvilleCove.com

Hours of Operation
May 27-July 30
Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 31-Sept. 4
Weekdays 4-7 p.m.
Weekends & Labor Day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 9-Oct. 1
Weekends only 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Daily Admission Prices
General Admission $7

After 4 p.m. $5

2 years old & under Free

Group rate (20 or more) $6

*Group reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Day care, summer camps and other child care groups may only schedule visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SoIN Summer Fun

Clarksville Cove isn’t the only

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RIVER RUN FAMILY WATER PARK

224 W. Daisy Lane
New Albany
812.948.5380
www.nariverrun.com

New Albany’s River Run Waterpark is a state-of-the art aquatic center for the whole family. Enjoy w3getting wet and wild on the waterslides, relax on innertubes around the lazy river or get soaked on the steamboat water feature. There’s even a poll for the littlest ones. You also can get your workout on with water walking and lap swimming before River Run opens and from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $3 per visit. Swim lessons are $30 per swimmer per session. Admission to the waterpark is $7 for Floyd County residents, $9 for Indiana residents and $15 for people who live out of state.

ATLANTIS WATER PARK

515 Marriott Drive
Clarksville
812.285.0863
www.atlantiswaterpark.net

Atlantis Water Park in Clarksville is located next to the Clarion Hotel Conference Center Louisville North. Highlights include Tsunami Sea, a wave pool; Mount Olympus, a towering 43-foot maze of water slides; and King’s Neptune Cove, the perfect place for little kids. Admission is $8 Monday through Friday, $10 on weekends and holidays and kiddos under 1 year old are free. Season passes are $70 per person.

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JEFFERSONVILLE AQUATIC CENTER

2107 Middle Road
Jeffersonville
812.282.7946
www.jeffparks.org/aquatic-center

The Jeffersonville Aquatic Center features a six-lane, 50-meter competition pool, zero depth entry family play pool, sprayground, two water slides, full-service concessions and a skate park. There’s also a development swim team for ages 5 to 18 and swim lessons, too. Admission is $6 for Jeffersonville residents, $7 for Indiana residents and $12 for out of state residents.

CHARLESTOWN FAMILY ACTIVITIES PARK

1000 Park St.
Charlestown
812.256.3422
www.cityofcharlestown.com/parks/family-activities-park

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Charlestown Family Activities Park has a variety of options for young and old. Admission to the pirate-themed splash pad and playground is $3 for ages 2 and up. Miniature golf is $5 per person per game. Rollerskating is $5; skate rental is $2. There is ample seating and a variety of treats at the concessions. Party room and park rentals are also available. Tuesdays are family nights in June and July. Admission is $3 per person from 5-8 p.m. and includes mini golf, roller skating, splash pad and playground. Magic shows by Perry Warren the Magical Entertainer occur at 7 p.m. June 13, June 27 and July 11. The shows are free with paid admission. Boy Scout Troop 80 hosts its annual BBQ Dinner Fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m. July 8. Admission is $3 for unlimited skating, mini golf and splash pad use. The Paul Boggs Band will take the stage 8 to 10 p.m.

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Signature Countertops | Jeffersonville Grand Opening

In honor of Signature Countertops’ move to Jeffersonville, a Grand Opening event was held welcoming the community to experience the new showroom. Here’s a glance into the festivities, covered by Extol, with interviews from President Chris Garten and his wife, Beth.

For more information go to http://signaturecountertops.com

Jeffersonville 

1611 Fabricon Blvd.

812.913.1214

Photos by Danny Alexander

Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

Tynisha Handley, Tiffany Denison, Alcia Sharp, Emily Young, Troy Stiller and Keith Rager

Tynisha Handley, Tiffany Denison, Alcia Sharp, Emily Young, Troy Stiller and Keith Rager

Meredith Potthast and Maria Polio

Meredith Potthast and Maria Polio

Sylinia Thompson, James Boswell and Beth Bizianes

Sylinia Thompson, James Boswell and Beth Bizianes

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Shawn and Lynnette Barger and Carla Zellers

Shawn and Lynnette Barger and Carla Zellers

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Mike & Jeanie Allgood

Mike & Jeanie Allgood

Jerry Leonard

Jerry Leonard

Shawn and Lynnette Barger and Carla Zellers

Shawn and Lynnette Barger and Carla Zellers

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Beth Beyers, Amanda Ward and Leah Armfield

Beth Beyers, Amanda Ward and Leah Armfield

Jim Donahue and Matt Konkler

Jim Donahue and Matt Konkler

Jennifer Naive, Bob and Andrea Stauble and Angie and Joe Brewer

Jennifer Naive, Bob and Andrea Stauble and Angie and Joe Brewer

Beth Garten and Angie Brewer

Beth Garten and Angie Brewer

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PRESS RELEASE | Louisville City FC hires renowned firm HOK for stadium design

Louisville City FC has entered into partnership with global architecture firm HOK for design of a soccer-specific stadium and adjacent development projects, a key step in the club’s pursuit of a long-term home.
HOK will provide the vision for a 10,000-seat stadium that could later expand in capacity to 20,000. The overall site plan will also include space for office and retail development.
“We’re getting closer to securing a lot in urban Louisville, and now we’re thinking about what we can build on it,” said LouCity Chairman John Neace. “HOK’s work ensures that once a location is determined, community members will have a tangible picture of Louisville City FC’s future.”
HOK has worked since 2015 with the LouCity’s United Soccer League, helping position each of its clubs in soccer-specific stadiums by 2020. The firm’s soccer portfolio boasts Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to MLS’ Atlanta United, the San Jose Earthquakes’ Avaya Stadium and a number of USL ventures.
“We’re excited to work with Louisville City FC on the design of their new stadium,” said Chris DeVolder, vice president and soccer market leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. “The facility will serve as a model for other USL teams looking to elevate their stadiums in the urban core.”
LouCity currently pays to rent and play in Louisville Slugger Field, also home for the Triple-A Louisville Bats baseball franchise. A soccer-specific stadium would open new revenue streams, scheduling opportunities and raise the pitch to international standards.
“When you throw everything into the mix, it really is a must that we have these things in place at a stadium,” said LouCity Coach James O’Connor. “Apart from the financial implications of playing at Slugger, I think the supporters should have a place they can call home and for us to have a pitch that’s one surface and fully sized.”
O’Connor has led LouCity to consecutive appearances in the USL Eastern Conference Final, earning 100 points in 58 regular-season games since 2015 — most of any team in the league. An average of 7,218 fans attended LouCity’s 2016 USL games, ranking third of 30 clubs. The 2017 season will run from March through October with a schedule due out soon.
Amid success on the field, a study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last August by Louisville Forward confirmed that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville.
Mayor Greg Fischer at the time said sharing fields with the Louisville Bats “is not sustainable.” He added that the “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.”
ABOUT HOK
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.
 
As a sports facilities design leader for more than 30 years, HOK has built a legacy of exceptional stadiums, arenas, training facilities, ballparks and master plans that exceed the needs, goals and values of teams, universities and cities. The firm’s designs for soccer stadiums across the country blend distinctive features and abundant amenities with innovative approaches to sponsorship, branding and activation to enliven communities, help teams recruit top talent and compete at the highest levels.
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HOK’s innovative design process both anticipates and directs the future. We blend our client’s goals with our expertise to create a fully connected, cost-effective, dynamic and unique game-day experience. Soccer stadiums play an integral role in building a team’s brand and identity within their city. HOK has a history of providing creative design solutions for the USL and MLS that are iconic and fan focused, elevating their brand recognition and establishing soccer as a key entertainment choice in each city. As soccer continues to attract a diverse and passionate fan base, the sport has reached the most coveted fans – Millennials, Gen Z and young families. This youthful fan base values the beauty of the game, connectivity to the urban core and the experience inside the stadium. To reach this audience, HOK designs soccer stadiums that are activate, flexible and technologically advanced, offering social gathering spaces, unique food and beverage offerings and celebrating the traditions of the game.