Wesselman Park

Wesselman Park
Neighborhood Association

(formerly Vogel-Spring Park Neighborhood Association)

Founded May 1999 as Spring Park Neighborhood Association

The Wesselman Park Neighborhood Association is nestled in the City of Evansville surrounding the crown jewel of our area, Wesselman Park/Wesselman Woods. Our association borders are Morgan Avenue to the north, Division (Lloyd Expressway) to the south, Weinbach Avenue to the west, and Stockwell Road to the east.

Not many residents are aware of a historical marker for McCallister Cemetery located in Wesselman Park near the intersection of the old par three golf course and the paved trail leading to the EVSC soccer fields. This marker denotes the location of the McCallister family cemetery that existed there in the early 1800s.

Wesselman Woods is a National Natural Landmark that features 200 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest and is home to more than 300 species of wildflowers,150 species of birds, and numerous mammals.

Our association area is a very family-friendly, walkable neighborhood with one of the training routes for the YMCA’s Half Marathon running from Wesselman Park down Alvord Boulevard right through the heart of Wesselman Park Neighborhood Association. Young families and first-time homeowners have found solid, affordable single-family homes in our neighborhood, with many of them falling in love with the beautiful mature trees, closeness to schools, parks and shopping, and choosing to stay and raise their families here. 

Wesselman Woods Park sign

Two of Evansville’s premier pizza restaurants, Kipplee’s and Turoni’s, call WPNA home, as well as locally-owned eateries, Chicken & Salsa and Sportsden; and we look forward to the re-opening of a new locally-owned eatery in the former Western Ribeye location.

Our neighborhood association area has plenty to do for the active resident with Wesselman Park connecting to walking/biking trails to the State Hospital grounds, as well as handball, basketball and tennis courts and shelters for family get-togethers. One of the city’s municipal golf courses, McDonald’s Golf Course, is located at the eastern edge of our boundaries for golf enthusiasts to take advantage of. Swonder Ice Arena and Hartke Pool are two other great options in the WPNA area for families to enjoy ice skating, hockey and swimming on those hot summer days.

WPNA residents have two wonderful elementary schools in close proximity; Vogel Elementary is within our boundaries and Harper Elementary serves half of our neighborhood residents and lies just south of the Lloyd Expressway and the southern WPNA border. WPNA has been able to team up with Vogel and Harper for various improvement projects at the schools, as well as helping out with holiday meals for needy families.

The WPNA area is truly a special location, and our goal is to strive to beautify and enhance our neighborhood for years to come.

Officers

President: Madelyn Grayson
Vice-Presidents:
Ray Spring (Northeast)
Jack McCrary (Northwest)
Pam Steckler (South)
Secretary: VACANT
Treasurer: Desiree Johnson
Representatives:  Jack McCrary & J. D. Strouth

Meeting Information

Date: 2nd Mondays (January, March, May, July, September, November)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Northeast Park Baptist Church
1215 N. Boeke Road

Contact Madelyn Grayson at madelyn.grayson1@gmail.com or Desiree Johnson at desjohnson1975@aol.com to confirm meetings and for more information

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EPD Sector

This neighborhood is in the East Sector.
Crime Prevention Officer (CPO): Kevin Corbin  812-485-3061
Meeting Date/Time: See EPD Police Sector page for current schedule.
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