Our Projects

The Westside Improvement Association has completed many wonderful projects. We have been working to complete projects that have our community in mind. Our goal is to fulfill our mission, to make Vanderburgh County a place we can be proud of!

Shirley James was a faithful member of the Westside Improvement Association and spearheaded many wonderful community improvement and beautification projects. You can see the memorial within Burdette Park, which is dedicated to Shirley's tenacious spirit and long-time service to the Westside Improvement Association and the city of Evansville. 

Our beautiful Helfrich Gateway Park sits at the corner of North St. Joseph Avenue and West Maryland Street. This is an on-going project of the Westside Improvement Association and will be even more beautiful as the flowers and trees mature. We have many other future improvements planned for the Helfrich Gateway Park, contact us for more information.

Enjoy this wonderful Video by Andy Schmitz this 2022 Spring!

Helfrich Gateway Park

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The Westside Improvement Association has developed many urban trails on the west side of Evansville. Visit the trails page to download one of the maps to enjoy a walk, run, or biking experience on the west side of Evansville.

Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020

The Westside Improvement Association's 2020 Summer/Fall funded project was the bridge within the Clem Frank Nature Preserve. You may enter Western Terrace neighborhood and visit the preserve at the Clement Street entrance.  The Clem Frank Nature Preserve is approximately 3 acres located in Western Terrace Neighborhood. New signs were installed 6/27/20!