Parks Department

Recent News and Events


31 Miles in October Walking Program. Walk 31 miles from Oct 1 - Oct 31 and get a free t-shirt for reaching the goal! Track your progress and turn your completed form in to the Park Director by November 7th to qualify.

Free Program - Get Motivated!  

CLICK on the link below for information and registration form:




2014 Fall Martial Arts Classes begin on September 3rd. Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.

Call Jamie Bell at 438-2700 for information.

Link for Dance Class Registration Form

 Rising Sun-Ohio County Park System Rules

  • All pets must be on a leash.
  • All pet waste must be placed in pet waste receptacles.
  • Place all trash in trash receptacles.
  • No open burning.
  • No soliciting.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • Speed limit is 15 mph.
  • All vehicles must stay on designated roadways and parking areas.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted beyond the parking lots and roadways, golf carts exempt.
  • No hunting is permitted
  • Shelters cannot be reserved.

Park Hours

All parks operated by the Rising Sun-Ohio County Park Board are open 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk. Some sections of the parks may be closed due to special events. 

Facility Rentals


Are you looking for a place to hold your next family reunion or birthday party? Are you planning that special wedding reception? We have 2 great facilities right here is Rising Sun for you to rent. We offer nice facilities with full functioning kitchens and ample parking for your guests. Call us at the Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks Department today! Ask for Jamie or Heather, 812-483-2700.   Click here for Rental Agreement




Rising Sun-Ohio County Joint Park Board

Carl Courtney, Circuit Court Judge Appt. 12-31-15    

Michelle Mellang, Mayor Appt. 12-31-17

Robert Tucker, County Comm. Appt. 12-31-16

Brian Graham, Mayor Appt.  12-31-14

Dale Shultz, Circuit Court Judge Appt.  12-31-17

P.G. Gentrup, Mayor Appt.  12-31-15

Pam McClure, Co. Council Appt. 12-31-14        

Julie Wilson, Co. Council Appt.  12-31-16    

Angela Siekman, Mayor Appt. 12-31-16                                                               

Parks Department Directory
Park Director
Jamie Bell
(812) 438-2700
(812) 438-2700







Director Assistant
Heather Whitham
(812) 438-2700