Ken Ellis Center

Ken Ellis Center

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The Place for Family Fun

Membership is required and costs $5 (lifetime). Program fees may apply.

  • First Monday of the month: Bunco from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Second Monday of the month: Birthday Social from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Third Monday of the month: Brown Bag lunch and movie from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Please note: If a holiday falls on a Monday, these events will be pushed back a week.

  • First Tuesday of the month: Big Wig Bingo and lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday: Bingo from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Every Wednesday: Ukulele Intro Class 12-1:30
  • Every Friday: Games from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Special events are TBD by the manager. Please check our monthly event calendar.

Monday- Friday (except holidays) – 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Exercise Room – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For holiday hours and closings, click here.

Ken Ellis Center

1425 Bates-Bowyer Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
O: 812.283.7356
C: 502.639.3293

City Council Person

  • Dustin White – District 1

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The Ken Ellis Center closed to private rentals as of July 29, 2020 until further notice, in accordance with CDC recommendations.

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Facility manager Olivia Mann (502) 639-3293

Rates: 2 hour minimum, $100 for the first hour then $60 per hour after that per additional hour (plus state sales tax).

All final rental payments must be made 14 days prior to the event. No refunds of partial deposits.

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on park property including the parking lot.
  • Smoking inside city buildings is prohibited.


  • Exercise room & equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Handicap accessible
  • Free parking
  • Restrooms
  • Capacity 190 people


Kenneth Leon Ellis, September 29, 1920 – October 20, 1978, attended Taylor High School and graduated from Jeffersonville High School. He worked for general service administration for 37 years.

Kenneth Leon Ellis, the second child of William S Ellis and Edna Berry Ellis was born on 14th street in Jeffersonville Indiana. Both sets of grandparents, Joseph and Joanna Ellis and Frank and Amanda Berry were homeowners in the 14th street area so Ken grew up with many cousins, aunts, uncles, and his six brothers and one sister. Neighbors and friends were much like family in that close community.

After serving four years in World War II, Kenneth’s interests reached beyond his immediate neighborhood to the city of Jeffersonville. He served as a commissioner for the Jeffersonville Housing and Redevelopment Committee for 18 years, he coached and umpired in the Jeffersonville Little League, and he was accepted in North Star Lodge #3 where he became Past Master, treasurer, and a member of the Jurispurdence Committee of Grand Lodge for the State of Indiana. Kenneth was a loyal and faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Ken married Anne Elizabeth Wilson and was the father of five sons and two daughters. He was a loving husband and father at his passing.

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