“Picnic For The Parks” Fundraiser June 23rd on the Riverwalk – An evening of fun, food & entertainment! Get your tickets soon!

Picnic for the Parks

We’re looking for entries for the July 4th Parade! Click on the flag below to sign up.

The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be July 3rd

The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 3rd at City Hall, 201 Vigo Street at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is held the first Monday of each month.

Vincennes Police Department National Night Out Will Be Tuesday, July 25th

National Night Out will be held at Rainbow Beach in Gregg Park, Tuesday, July 25th.  Watch this site for more details.

Riverfront Pavilion Rental Agreement & Instructions


Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion

Rental Agreement

Name of event____________________________________

Date of event _________________  Arrival________ Departure________

Contact person____________________________________

Group/organization name __________________________

Address _________________________________________

Phone number (s) _________________________________

1) Reservations for the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion must be made through the Mayor’s office.  Events at the Pavilion must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time.  The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the rental permission must be requested to be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  Call 882-7285.

2) For events that are not open to the public and will last 6 hours or more (full day), there is a $200.00 rental fee with an additional $250.00 refundable damage deposit.  For events lasting less than 6 hours (1/2 day) the fee is $100.00 with a $150.00 refundable damage deposit. All checks should be made payable to the City of Vincennes. Rental fees and damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as additional insured, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of the Pavilion at their discretion.

5) All trash is the responsibility of the person or organization using the facility.  Trash must be removed from the Pavilion at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

6) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are not permitted in the building.

7) Nothing may be attached to any part of the facility that would leave permanent damage such as nails or pins

8) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires (fire pit or chimineas) are strictly prohibited.

9) The garden and grounds of the Old State Bank are not included in the Pavilion rental.  To request use of those facilities, contact the State Historic Sites Office at 1-812-882-7472.

10) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Pavilion.

11) Inspection of the Pavilion will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event.  The damage deposit will be returned provided that the Pavilion and rest rooms are left in a clean and undamaged condition. If the picnic tables are moved for the event, they must be returned to the original location by the person, group or organization that is using the Pavilion.

12) If the condition of the Pavilion is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

13) The Pavilion is to be vacated by the stated departure time.  Please allow time for cleanup.  If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

14) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

15) The city stage is not available for private use and must have the Mayor’s office written permission for use in any public event.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.


Signature _________________________________

Printed name ______________________________

Date _________________



Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________

Street Banner Request, Dimensions & Placement Policy


(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; or Hart Street…are to be no longer than for a two-week time-period.

(2) Requests for these locations should occur no sooner than three months prior to the scheduled event.

(3) Requests for banners are subject to the Mayor’s office calendar availability and with the stipulation that proper insurance requirement is secured

(4) Requests to have banners hung will be secured at regular Board of Public Works and Safety meetings with requests secured on the Wednesday prior to the next regularly-scheduled meeting date.

Preferred dimensions of banners would be 3 feet high, between 15 and 20 feet wide, grommets on top & bottom with 2-foot centers, with wind-cuts.  A Certificate of Liability insurance must be provided at least 30 days prior to the hanging of a banner in the amount of $1 million coverage with the City of Vincennes listed as an Additional Insured.

It is the responsibility of the requesting group, organization or individual to deliver the banner at least one week in advance of the date granted by the Board of Works to the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department, 1600 Bayou Street.  The banner must also be picked up at the Street Department location at the end of the granted period.

In the event of overlapping time-period requests, the Board of Works reserves the absolute right of designation.

For more information, please call the Mayor’s office at 882-7285.


Walk With A Doc In Gregg Park On Saturdays!




Four U.S. 41 Bridges in Vincennes Scheduled for Maintenance

KNOX COUNTY Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for U.S. 41 south of Vincennes for bridge deck overlay projects.

Beginning on or around Wednesday April 12, crews with E & B Paving will begin restricting lanes just south of Vincennes on U.S. 41 to rehab four bridges. Work will be performed on bridges just south of the Willow Street interchange, just south of Industrial Park Boulevard, and just south of Elkhorn Road. During construction, U.S. 41 will be brought down to one lane in both directions. Construction is expected to last until late May, depending upon weather conditions.

Under the same contract around mid-May, crews will begin working on U.S. 50 west of U.S. 41 near Vincennes to perform a bridge deck overlay on bridges spanning Snap Creek.

During the project, lanes will be restricted around the clock. INDOT urges motorists to adhere to the work zone speed limit and stay alert near workers.

Stay Informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.

Follow @INDOTSouthwest on Twitter and at Facebook.com/INDOTVincennesDistrict.

Lane Restrictions Resume on U.S. 41 just North of Vincennes for Bridge Removal

INDOT bridge removal



KNOX COUNTY, IN – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for U.S. 41 for a bridge removal project just north of Vincennes.

Contractors began working on the multi-construction season project to remove two bridges over a set of abandoned railroad tracks last spring. The bridge in the southbound lanes was successfully removed. On or around Monday, April 3, they will begin to work to remove the bridge in the northbound lanes. Motorists will see two phases of restrictions. The first, phase will require the closure of the right lane for both north and southbound traffic. This phase is expected to last until the end of July.

As the project progresses, all traffic will be shifted via median crossover to the southbound lanes with an 11-foot width restriction. Substantial completion of the project is expected by the end of the year.

With the abandonment of the railroad tracks, the bridges are no longer needed. Removing the two bridges will save taxpayer dollars on inspections and maintenance, allowing INDOT to allocate those funds to other preventative maintenance and preservation projects.

INDOT urges motorists to obey the posted speed limit and limit distractions while driving in work zones.

Stay Informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

2nd & Niblack Intersection Closed for Reconstruction


Beginning on Monday, March 13 at 7:00 a.m., the intersection of 2nd Street and Niblack Blvd. will be closed for up to 1 year for reconstruction of the intersection, railroad crossing, bridge, and floodwall.  This is an INDOT Federal Aid job being constructed by Weddle Brothers and being inspected by The Lochmueller Group and overseen by the City Engineers Office.

The detour for 2nd Street will be Executive Blvd. to 6th Street to Minneapolis Ave.  The detour for Niblack Blvd. will be Oliphant Dr. to Minneapolis Ave.  A 4-way stop will be installed at the intersection of 2nd and Minneapolis.