Friends of Visit Evansville,

Spring is finally here, and I for one am anxiously awaiting warmer weather, greener trees and spending time outdoors! The Evansville Region has so many wonderful outdoor attractions to enjoy, including Burdette Park, Wesselman Woods, Howell Wetlands, Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area and so much more! In fact, at last count, we found 117 parks, trails, gardens and outdoor venues in our area alone, all perfectly suited for reunions and get togethers between visiting friends and family during these warmer months.

21.7% of all visitors to our region come for outdoor recreation purposes, visiting points of interest that include the Evansville Greenway, Scales Lake Park and our many golf courses. While these activities don’t drive the highest visitor spending (0.6%), they are critical attractions in showcasing Evansville’s quality of place, and in urging our neighbors to get outdoors to improve our own health and quality of life!

This spring and summer will mark exciting changes for Visit Evansville, so keep your eyes open as we prepare to unveil a new “look.” We are also working on exciting projects, like preparations for the 2024 Solar Eclipse. If you haven’t signed up for an eclipse committee yet but would like to help, connect with my teammate, Amber Phillips at aphillips@visitevansville.com.

As always, please reach out to our team with any questions, feedback or opportunities to explore.

Happy Spring! Make sure to stop and smell the azaleas.