Parks & Recreation

Paul Ogle Riverfront Park

100 Ferry St. Vevay, IN 47043 

2 playgrounds for children, boat ramp for loading onto the Ohio River, centrally located downtown, and plenty of picnic tables. Rv'rTown Campground RV site is located at Paul Ogle as well. 

Switzerland County YMCA

(812) 427-9622

1114 W Main St. Vevay, IN 47043

For 16 years the Switzerland County YMCA has been serving the youth, adults, families and seniors of our community. Come in for a group exercise class, water aerobics, play some basketball, or even send your children to the child care that the YMCA offers.  

http://www.switzymca.org/

Markland Dam Park

State Rd. 156, Florence, IN 47020 

Markland Dam Park sits on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River. Take concrete steps down to the beach to fish, search for driftwood or just enjoy walking along the sandy beach. The park has pavilions for picnicking, a children’s playground, baseball fields and a basketball court. Entrance is just across State Road 156 from the Markland Bridge ramp.

Baird Park

Located at the corner of Pike and Vineyard Streets, this park is a great place to take the kids on a warm day as it is covered with shade trees!

Body Lab Health & Fitness

1035 W Main St., Vevay, IN 

(812) 599-7090 

Physical fitness gym and vitamin shop. Stop by to pick up some protein, get a workout in, or even sign up for a monthly 24 hr access membership.

Jennings Park

W. Market St., Vevay, IN 47043 

A jewel of a Park, Jennings is located at the west end of Market Street in Vevay. It sports an Amish built gazebo with two picnic tables. Views of the river are spectacular. 

Larry Tolbert Fitness Trail

1114 West Main Street Vevay, IN 47043 

There is a paved walking trail at the YMCA. It winds up, down and around, through a wooded area surrounding the YMCA building at the corner of State Road 56 and 129. Try it out and see how you like it, as a casual walk or a serious workout. 

Patriot Memorial Park

3rd St., Patriot, IN 47038 

Dedicated in 2006 to honor Veterans of all wars, Patriot citizens, Schools and current Patriot businesses. Located just one block north of State Road 156 in the heart of Patriot, the only incorporated town in the United States with this name. 

Splinter Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area

(812) 346-5596   

9935 E Little Doe Run Rd, Madison, IN 47250 

https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3084.htm 

Hunting, wildlife watching, beautiful scenery.  

Historic Walking Tour

Take a walking tour along Market Street, the heart of the “Vevay Historic District." Walking west from Liberty Street, enjoy a leisurely stroll for several blocks.  You’ll find beautiful old homes of varying architectural styles surrounded by well kept gardens, and lovely views of the river. Stop by teh Visitor Center to pick up a detailed map and start exploring our beautiful town. 

Driving Trails

 

Many of our country roads offer scenic views of beautiful Switzerland County.

Stop in at the Visitor Center, at 128 W Main St. in Vevay, Indiana to pick up a county tour map. Or email request: visitsc@switzcotourism.com Phone: 812-427-3237

Or just be adventurous and explore on your own, discovering historic homes, wildlife, and beautiful farms.