John Street Park

John Street Park      

Size in acres: .17

Since 1975

John Street Park is located in the 2500 block of John Street, north of Pontiac Street.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or John Street Park Map 

History:John Street Park was privately owned by Sheldon Hine who sold it to Robert Musser for “one dollar and other valuable consideration.” The Parks and Recreation Department then purchased this land in 1975 from Mr. Musser and converted it into John Street Park.

This park features a playset with multiple slides, swing set and climber.

Homestead Park

Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park      

Size in acres: 3.7

Since 2004

The Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park is located on Homestead Road, just south of Liberty Mills Road and Fire Station 18.  For more detailed location information, check out the 

General Park Map  or Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park Map 

History: From the late 1990’s on the area was being surveyed and considered for a park area.  Through pursuing various funding avenues the Parks and Recreation Department was able to purchase the land in 2003. Building a new park as well as a fire station was very well received by the neighbors in the Aboite Township area. Homestead Park opened in 2004 and was renamed Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park in 2012.  The park is named after Ronald G. Repka who tragically lost his life after being struck by an impaired, speeding motorist while cycling on a country road.  Repka's death helped prompt an ongoing campaign to develop safer off-road trails and sidewalks in Aboite Township which eventually led to the creation of the Aboite Trails Network.  


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The park features an open air shelter with picnic tables that is available on a first come/first served basis.



Children will love this special fireman-themed playground that boasts multiple slides and other amenities.



A .37 mile paved walking path loops around the park and connects to Aboite New Trails and the Liberty Glen Subdivision.

Natural swale

Natural swale

For nature enthusiasts, Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park has a natural swale with a variety of bird, insect and plant life.

Basketball court  Playground

Klug Park  

Size in acres: 2.0

Since 1916

Klug Park is located at the intersection of Leroy Avenue and Charlotte Avenue.  For more detailed location information,
check out the General Park Map  or Klug Park Map 

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Klug Park bears the name of its benefactor, Nicholas Klug.  It was donated by Mr. Klug in 1916 and is tucked away in the scenic Parkview Neighborhood.

Visitors to Klug Park can make use of the basketball court or playground that features multiple slides and other amenities as well as a swing set.

The winter of 2016 a new legacy archway entrance into the park was completed. 

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Japanese Friendship Garden   

Size in acres: .11
Owned by Arts United

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located on 303 East Main Street at the Arts United Center, on the side of the building next to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  It is also within walking distance of the popular Freimann Square.  For more detailed location information, check out the 

General Park Map  or Driving Directions.

The Friendship Garden was a gift from Fort Wayne's sister city, Takaoka, Japan.  Visitors can enjoy Japanese trees, shrubs and sculptures as they stroll along the walking path.

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Jehl Park

Jehl Park  

Size in acres: 3.7

Since 1979

Jehl Park is located at Kendawa Drive off of White Eagle Drive.  For more detailed location information, check out: 

 General Park Map , or Jehl Park Map 

History:  The land that is now Jehl Park was acquired in 1979 with the financial assistance of the development company, Jehl Bros. Inc., and a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The park is named in honor of Jehl Bros. cofounder Paul Jehl Sr. 


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Tennis court

Jehl features a tennis court for fans of the sport.


Basketball court

There is also a basketball court available for visitors.



Kids will love Jehl Park's swing set, two playsets with multiple slides and climbing sets.



A walking path (which includes fitness stations) loops around the park.

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