The City of Evansville Parks and Recreation Department today announced a $1 million grant from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation to renovate the park space at Fourth and Main Street.
“We’re grateful for the CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s investment in Downtown Evansville,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “This park will be a wonderful addition to our revitalization efforts, and will complement the upcoming development around the block.”
The park — named CenterPoint Energy Square — will have room for a farmer’s market, outdoor dining, live music events and community meetings. It will also will have a large green space that will be turned into an ice-skating rink during winter months.
CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Dave Lesar said “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.”
Construction on the park will be coordinated with the 4th & Sycamore and 5th & Main Street projects beginning early 2022.
About CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
As the only investor owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. As of March 31, 2021, the company owned approximately $36 billion in assets and also owned 53.7 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With approximately 9,500 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. The CenterPoint Energy Foundation is a
charitable giving vehicle focused on strengthening the quality of life in the communities served by CenterPoint Energy. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.