If you were to plan the perfect park space in Downtown Evansville what would it include? Perhaps room for a farmer's market, a stage for live entertainment, spots to enjoy lunch outside, and maybe a little ice skating in the winter? Evansville residents have been begging for more reasons to come downtown, and now it's becoming a reality.

A press conference was held today at CenterPoint Energy (Formerly Vectren) and the CenterPoint Energy Foundation made quite a big announcement. They will fund a new park space in Downtown Evansville with a One Million Dollar grant!

Photo: Noah Stubbs
Director of Communications
Mayor’s Office / City of Evansville

"We’re grateful for the CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s investment in Downtown Evansville, This park will be a wonderful addition to our revitalization efforts, and will complement the upcoming development around the block.”    Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

"Vibrant Main Streets and public spaces are vital to the economic growth of a region. We're committed to the growth and development of Evansville and to improve the quality of life for both current and future residents." - CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Dave Lesar

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Features of CenterPoint Energy Square

  • Synthetic Turf Lawn
  • Performance Stage
  • Light and Sound Poles
  • Canopy with Bench Swings
  • Fire Pit
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Public Art
  • Botanical Displays
  • Platform Seating
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, Chess, Spin Chairs
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Storage
CENTERPOINT ENERGY SQUARE - Downtown Evansville Rendering

This looks super cool. We have needed this in Downtown Evansville for a long time. The new park space will be located at 4th and Main.

CENTERPOINT ENERGY SQUARE - Downtown Evansville Rendering

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