RiverPark Center seeks to improve the quality of life by hosting and presenting diverse arts and civic events, focusing on arts in education.
RiverPark Center is a non-profit Regional performing arts and civic center that entertains and educates nearly 135,000 people – including 21,000 children – annually through nearly 400 events.
RiverPark Center has nearly 100,000 square feet including a state-of-the-art 1,479 seat auditorium (Cannon Hall), the 300 seat multi-purpose Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre, an extraordinary outdoor entertainment patio on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River, meeting rooms, and a bricked center courtyard.
RiverPark is the premiere civic landmark on the downtown Owensboro riverfront. A source of pride, RiverPark is a valuable economic development sales tool. Recruiters of industry, corporate management, and medical specialists use RiverPark as a highlight on the community tour. Resident groups include the spectacular Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Dance Theatre, Back Alley Musicals, and Friday After 5.
RiverPark helps our region attract and retain good people, good families, good companies, overnight visitors, and conventions. It has stimulated millions of dollars in private investment in downtown Owensboro, enhancing the tax base, appearance, and vitality of the central business district and riverfront.