An existing 22 acre parcel of land within the City of Jeffersonville is owned and operated by the Clark County Soccer Association (CCSA) to house their youth soccer leagues. The land used was once a barrow pit for the expansion of Interstate 265, creating a low lying and sometimes swampy area with some safety concerns for driveway access and traffic. CCSA has been continually expanding on site in efforts to address their ever-expanding programs and improve the fields and the site. At the same time, the City was looking into adding youth soccer to the parks programs, much like it did for baseball/softball years ago and football more recently. In efforts to join the strengths of both groups, these entities have fostered a public-private partnership to create a public park facility that facilitates the growth potential of the soccer programs while creating a home for the expanding football programs as well.
Both CCSA and the City of Jeffersonville approached Kovert Hawkins to come up with ideas on how to improve the current situation by creating a multi-sports facility. The new facility would need to house the soccer league but also have the ability to facilitate other sports and recreation endeavors.
The Kovert Hawkins team, led by James Lake, Principal/Architect and Matt Gullo, Landscape Senior Landscape Architect, developed several options and landed on a new soccer and football park with the addition of a multi-sport field house. This new facility will have the ability to play (5) U-13 fields, (12) U-10 fields, (24) U-8 fields, and (2) football fields. The multi-sport field house will also be implemented on site and have the ability to support activities such as basketball, batting tunnels, volleyball, tennis, indoor soccer, wrestling, martial arts, walking track, gymnastics, community meetings, aerobics, dance, cheerleading and small conventions.
Click here for an animation of what the new $5 million multisport Woehrle Youth Athletic Complex at 4200 Charlestown Pike would look like upon completion.