Local Community Map

Information on local community resources surrounding Raintree Ridge and Whispering Oaks II.

Charlestown State Park - Once a largely undeveloped portion of the 15,000 acre Indiana Army Ammunition plant. Charlestown State Park offers elevation changes of more than 200 ft and offers scenic panoramas of the Fourteenmile Creek Valley and the Ohio River. Charlestown State Park's hiking trails challenge visitors with rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the variety of bird species including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle. 


Downtown Jeffersonville -  Recent riverfront developments, including opening the Big Four Bridge to pedestrian traffic, are generating excitement for the economic growth of downtown. Jeffersonville has numerous waterfront restaurants with scenic views of the Louisville skyline. New locally owned restaurants, and microbreweries are popping up in the historic commercial district. Boutique retail shops can be found throughout the downtown along with the local landmark Schimpff's Confectionery & Candy Museum. Recent Waterfront enhancements include the addition of recreation and public space at the beautiful Terrace Lawn incorporated with the Historic Overlook. 


Ohio River Greenway - The Greenway provides residents a common pedestrian friendly linkage between the Communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany along the Ohio River. On any given day the paved greenway is active with walkers, joggers, cyclists and residents simply enjoying the scenery of the waterfront and views of the downtown Louisville skyline. 

The Ohio River Greenway is being designed to meet all accessibility standards. The casual dog-walker, the wheelchair marathoner and the bicycle enthusiast will share the pathways. The Greenway also provides a safe opportunity for people to commute to work by bicycle or foot. The eastern edge of the Ohio River Greenway begins in Jeffersonville next to Jeffboat. 


Downtown Louisville - You can really do so much in downtown Louisville. Start off your day relaxing at a spa before heading out to explore downtown art galleries and boutiques. You can spend a whole afternoon immersed in downtown Louisville’s cultural destinations: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville Children's Museum or The Muhammad Ali Center. Downtown Entertainment options include musical and theater performances at the Yum Center, sports and recreation events at the University of Louisville and the Louisville Bats for professional Baseball. Downtown Louisville restaurants range from Barbecue to Fine Dining and everything in between to satisfy your appetite and start off the evening on the right foot. 


The University of Louisville Belknap Campus  - The Belknap Campus (considered the school's main campus) is located south of downtown Louisville. The sprawling 274 acre campus is home to seven of the 12 academic colleges as well as the University of Louisville's football stadium (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium), softball stadium (Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park), Cardinal Track and Soccer Stadium, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and the baseball stadium (Jim Patterson Stadium).


Churchill Downs & The Kentucky Derby - Following a voyage to England in 1872 to study horse racing practices, Colonel M. Lewis Clark Jr., a well-connected, mid-20s Louisvillian, conceived the notion of a jockey club, the construction of a horse racing track and a series of rich stakes races to showcase Kentucky’s horse breeding industry.

On June 18, 1874, Clark and a group of prominent gentlemen met at the Galt House to prepare articles of incorporation, discuss fundraising and logistics such as where to build the facilities that would later become known as Churchill Downs. Eleven months later, the dream came to fruition when Churchill Downs opened for live racing on May 17, 1875 and staged its first Kentucky Derby – the oldest continuously held sporting event in North America. 


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  -  The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory located in Downtown Louisville is one of the city's most popular attractions. The location is well-marked by the World's Biggest Baseball Bat that casually leans against the side of the building. Guests of the museum are invited to learn about the Official Bat of Major League Baseball–Louisville Slugger.

The success of the Louisville Slugger bat was due in part to the fact that amateur baseball players across the country could purchase the bat model of their favorite big-league player. In 1915, the Louisville Slugger first appeared in a youth-size model. In 1919, the company launched its first national advertising campaign and in just four years was producing one million bats a year.

Over 3-million people have enjoyed the Louisville Slugger museum and factory tour experience. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is located at 800 West Main Street  in Downtown Louisville.


Louisville Slugger Field - Louisville Slugger Field is the home of the Louisville Bats, the AAA Minor League Baseball affiliate for the Cincinnati Reds. The Ballpark opened in April of 2000 in Downtown Louisville. The field was built on the banks of the Ohio River, within one block of the Waterfront Park. A key designs feature is the integration of an historic rail freight depot in the project. Retaining and restoring the depot built in the late 1800's, was a vital component of the new stadium. The blending of the historic structure and the modern ballpark  provide a unique atmosphere to enjoy a baseball game. Regular season individual ticket prices range anywhere from $8 - $12.  


 

River Ridge Commerce Center - River Ridge includes approximately 6000 acres of land under common site control being developed as a modern business park. It is located along the Ohio River in Clark County, Indiana and is part of the Louisville, KY area. The site fronts 6 miles of 4-lane Indiana Highway 62.

The River Ridge Commerce Center© was formerly the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The plant manufactured gunpowder during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Congress declared the property surplus to its needs in 1998 and authorized 6000 acres of the property to be conveyed to the River Ridge Development Authority for economic development and other parts of the property to be used for expansion of the Charlestown State Park.

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