Mission Statement: RiverPark 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 200,000 people including 80,000 children annually through nearly 800 events. RiverPark Center is a festival center with 5 new festivals and diversity events launched in recent years. 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 Experimental Theater, 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 and Owensboro Dance Theatre. 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.