Richard L. Vissing Park

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.

2728 Vissing Park Road
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

  • 45 Acres
  • .5 mile paved trail
  • 1.5 miles unpaved trail
  • (2) Softball fields (advance reservations required)
  • (2) Batting tunnels
  • Press box w/concessions (open during games)
  • (2) Restroom buildings
  • (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.

Shelter 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. Click here for a complete list of parks with Shelter rentals.

Reservations are accepted Monday – Friday 8:30-4:00. Payment is due at the time of reservation and all 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 $40.00 per hour plus tax per shelter. Please contact the Jeffersonville Parks Department for availability or reserve and pay online HERE.

Jeffersonville Parks Department

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

Field Reservations

The Baseball and Softball Diamonds at Richard Vissing Park are available for rent 7 days in advance on days that they are not already reserved by the Jeffersonville Parks Department, the Jeff/GRC Little League or other advance reservation.

The tournament rate is $150.00 plus tax per day, per field. This includes field prep at the beginning of each day, access to restrooms, scoreboards and lights.

The hourly rate is $30.00 per hour plus tax per field without field light usage, and $40.00 per hour plus tax with light usage.

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

  • Dawn to Dusk
Jeffersonville Parks Department

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

City Council Person
  • Lisa Gill – District 5