Richard L. Vissing Park

Richard L. Vissing Park

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The Place for Family Fun

2728 Vissing Park Road
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Dawn to Dusk

500 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812.285.6440
Parkslnfo@CityofJeff.net

City Council Person

  • Lisa Gill – District 5

Richard L. Vissing Park. The Park can be found off of East 10th Street at the end of Vissing Park Road, 1 block east of Allison Lane.

For information regarding Vissing Park Cleanup: Invasive Species Removal Project beginning Tuesday June 6, 2017, please see City of Jeffersonville Planning & Zoning Facebook Page or contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (812) 285-6413.

For shelter rental information, please scroll down to the reservations section.

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Reservations

The Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Department has several shelters which can be used for neighborhood meetings, family reunions, graduation celebrations, birthday parties, team gatherings and much more.

Reservations are accepted online at any time (click the rental information box below) or in office Monday – Friday 8:30-4:00. Payment is due at the time of reservation and in office rentals require 2 week advance notice. All rules and regulations of the shelter apply and are subject to requested availability.

Richard Vissing Park Shelter 1 or 2 can be reserved for the hourly rate of $50.00 per hour plus tax per shelter. Click the rental information box below to reserve and pay online.

The 2 Baseball and Softball Diamonds at Richard Vissing Park are available for rent 14 days in advance for additional fee and subject to availability.

The Field tournament rate is $240.00 plus tax per day, per field. This includes field prep at the beginning of each day, access to restrooms, and scoreboards.

The hourly Field rate is $30.00 an hour (plus tax) per field, with an additional $20 an hour if lights are needed.

Contact Rick Romans, Director of Sports & Athletics 502.641.2883 or rromans@cityofjeff.net regarding field availability & rental.

Amenities

  • 45 Acres
  • .5 mile paved trail
  • 1.5 miles unpaved trail
  • (2) Softball fields (advance reservations required)
  • (2) Batting tunnels
  • (2) Restroom buildings
  • Press box w/concessions (open during games)
  • (2) Playgrounds
  • Parking Spaces
  • Basketball court (full court) open to the public on first come first serve basis

History

Richard Vissing (1919-1987) was Jeffersonville’s first full-time Mayor serving five consecutive terms over 20 years between 1964-1983. He was credited for helping to revitalize the city and remembered for his focus on the creation of public park space within the city. During his tenure, Mayor Richard Vissing acquired this land from local developer Bob Harris for the creation of River City Park. In 1990, Mayor Dale Orem and the Jeffersonville City Council dedicated this park in his memory by renaming it Richard L. Vissing Park. The park served the city well with wooded areas and park amenities for many years, but became in need of upgrades and improvements. In 2010, Mayor Thomas Galligan began a plan to revitalize the park by relocating the adult softball program from Colston Park. In 2011, the Jeffersonville Parks Authority set out to transform the declining park into a vibrant, modern, and desirable destination. This transformation included a multitude of public anemities. Over two-thirds of the park’s 45 acres remain dense forested woodland, creating a protective perimeter, natural buffer and constant opportunity for citizens to connect with nature within the heart of the city.

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