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Evansville's 'Sunset Skatepark' Receives $40K Donation From CenterPoint Energy

$40,000 has been donated towards the completion of the new, concrete 'Sunset Skatepark', that will sit on the riverfront in downtown Evansville, organizers announced Wednesday.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 1:54 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2021 9:50 AM

A new, concrete skatepark is in the works in downtown Evansville, and organizers say a donation of $40,000 has been made towards the park's completion.

The Sunset Skatepark project received the $40,000 donation from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation, putting the park one step closer to becoming a reality.

Early digital rendering of Sunset Skatepark that may not fully represent the final design - designed by Hunger Skateparks

Officials say the donation from CenterPoint Energy now makes the creation of Sunset Skatepark more than 65% funded. 

The Sunset Skatepark will be located in between Micky's Kingdom Playground and the new Evansville Water & Sewer Utility Pump Station Project along the riverfront in downtown Evansville.

“We are proud to support another excellent quality of life initiative in the Evansville Region” said Amanda Schmitt, President of the CenterPoint Energy Foundation. “The collaborative effort that brought this project to fruition is a model to the community, and we are excited to be part of another way to enhance the vibrancy of this city.”

The skatepark is being funded by donations, which the public can make through the Sunset Skatepark GoFundMe, and fundraising events.

The next fundraiser give-back for the Sunset Skatepark will be held at the High Score Saloon on Main Street on Friday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m.

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