Wednesday the parks board will take a vote to decide if the mothballed stadium will be transformed into Roberts Park.
Mayor Winnecke's plan includes walking and bike trails, a lake area, dog park, outdoor skate and bike park, outdoor fitness areas for children and adults, and a walkway over the Lloyd Expressway that would connect to Evansville's state hospital.
It's a plan that's being met with conflicting opinions across the city. Lifetime Evansville resident Don Sallee says he is afraid Roberts Park wouldn't be well maintained. Sallee says a lack of landscaping and broken equipment shows the city doesn't take care of its current parks.
Some residents say although they have fond memories of Roberts Stadium -- it's time to get rid of the mothballed building. Carl and Sharon Askins say the city is spending too much money on the building's upkeep. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the city spends around 200 thousand dollars annually to let the building sit. The Askins say they think Roberts Park will be a positive solution for the property, that will benefit the community.
Tune in to Eyewitness News Wednesday for coverage on the Park Board's vote this Wednesday.