Richard L. Vissing Park

Richard L. Vissing Park

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2728 Vissing Park Road
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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500 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

City Council Person

  • Donnie Croft – 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 shelter rental information, please scroll down to the reservations section. Shelter restrooms are open seasonally.

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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). Payment is due at least 7 days before rental date, permit is issued after full payment including tax. 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 $60.00 per hour per shelter plus tax with a 2 hour minimum. Click the rental information box below to reserve online.

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

Contact Rick Romans, Manager of Sports & Athletics 502.641.2883 or regarding sport programs and field rental availability.


  • 45 Acres
  • 0.5 mile paved ADA trail
  • 1 mile unpaved outer loop trail
  • 1 mile paved inner loop trail
  • (2) Softball fields (advance reservations required)
  • (2) Batting tunnels
  • (2) Shelters
  • (2) Seasonal restroom buildings (close for winterization December 1)
  • 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


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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