Evansville Leaders Seek Funding for Future Projects

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Evansville may soon become more exciting with four new projects announced on Wednesday by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

“I believe we are ready to get to work and plan,” said Winnecke, “as our administration is exploring public-private partnership findings on a parallel path.”

Winnecke announced plans for a new Lloyd Pool, green space at Roberts Park, the arrival of South American penguins at Mesker Park Zoo, and the reopening of Mesker Amphitheater.

“We are not committed to spending money today,” said Winnecke, “but we do believe it’s imperative that we start the planning process now.”

It’s a process that Kent Greathouse is waiting for, especially the return of Mesker Amphitheater.

“I’ve been on dates there,” said Greathouse. “Just a group of friends would go there and watch concerts. It was just a good outdoor facility.”

Another project is green space in Roberts Park, which Kelsey Clark says would be useful.

“In the summer time, a lot kids have summer homework and reading to do,” said Clark. “That would be a great place to go and chill out with their friends and study.”

But what seemed the most exciting announcement on Wednesday is the potential arrival of South American penguins, which Austin Caine-Clark says are very calm natured and intellectual.

“If they have a naming contest for them,” said Caine-Clark, “I’d probably put 20 entries in for each penguin each day.”

Mayor Winnecke says they want to hear from the public on these projects, so a twitter account has been created called Build4Evv to voice your thoughts.

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