In 2000, Lorraine Park Neighborhood Association was formed after a city-wide effort to organize neighborhoods. They were also plagued with major sewer issues and flooded streets around Five Points which is the well-known landmark for five streets meeting (Alvord Boulevard – two times, Monroe Avenue, Alvord Lane. and Southeast Boulevard). Five Points was the lowest point in Evansville and neighbors had flooded homes after the slightest rainfalls. Bill Holsey was the first president of the association and led his neighbors to become the second CERT team in the city.
One of the neighborhood’s assets is Lorraine Park. In the 1920s, Lorraine Park was once part of a lake that extended to Fairlawn. When the lake was drained, it got filled with dirt, building debris, old cars, etc. Many referred to it as a city dump. Now Lorraine Park boasts lovely green space for all kinds of neighborhood sports, a community swimming pool hosting the Lorraine Dolphins swim team, playground areas, and a shelter house neighbors enjoy. Lorraine Park was also the host site for the East Sector’s National Night Out for many years.
Some of the streets in the neighborhood were named after US Presidents. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Taylor all go in one direction and Taft goes the opposite direction. Mahrendale is named for the Mahrenholz family who was the last to own a farm in the area. Kelsey was named for the family whose house was torn down to build the University of Evansville.
The association’s mission is to promote the safety, security, and appearance of the neighborhood, and to continually strive toward the development of a community-wide spirit of unity and cooperation, thus creating a better quality of life for neighbors.
President: Derek Russ
Vice President: Mark Lehman
Representatives: Derek Russ
Lorraine Park Neighborhood Association is temporarily not conducting General Meetings.
Contact Derek Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and verify meetings & cost of annual membership dues.
This neighborhood is in the East Sector.
Crime Prevention Officer (CPO): Andy Carlile 812-485-3063
Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday of odd months
Location: Crime Prevention Office, CK Newsome Center, 100 E Walnut St., Suite 100, Evansville, IN 47713
Boundaries & Map
Download the KML file here. Map and KML file updated 08/09/2021