Message from the President

Welcome to the Evansville Parks Foundation!  Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about us.

In 1981, a group of community volunteers saw the need to help improve, protect, and provide financial support for the growing number of parks and recreational facilities, which were then and are now, such a fantastic asset for the residents of Evansville and surrounding areas.  Today, the Board of the Evansville Parks Foundation preserves this strong tradition of service and is grounded by our mission.

This year will mark our 37th year of service and our Board Members along with many Foundation volunteers will give their time to the community through organizing and executing two fundraisers:   the 37th Annual Phyllis Schreiber Golf Invitational on May 10, 2018 and the 15th Annual Evening on the River on June 8, 2018.  We have added a new event – Music in the Park. This is a free summer concert series with food trucks and local entertainment. It will take place at 6 different neighborhood parks around Evansville.  Additionally, the Foundation will continue to support local parks and park facilities through small project grants, all while researching to identify the next “signature” project that will have a major impact on our parks and the community.

Please browse our website to learn more about the Foundation and how to help us by joining as a member and supporting our fundraisers or making a donation.

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I am honored to serve as the Foundation’s President this year and humbled by commitment and dedication from our Board of Directors.  The Foundation has an amazing executive team who are all committed to our mission. I would also like to thank our general membership, sponsors, community partners, and all who support the Foundation, and our mission and strive to improve the system of park and recreation facilities in Evansville.

With kindest regards,

Hannah Rodocker

President, Evansville Parks Foundation