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Bass Playground          

Size in acres: .52

Since 1928

Bass Playground is located at Bass Street and Hoagland Avenue. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Bass Playground Map 

History: Bass Playground was purchased in 1928, but the playground existed informally before the purchase of the land was made by the Parks and Recreation Department. Many people submitted letters of interest including one from the law firm of Vesey and Shoaff. The letter included the writer’s own experience of playing baseball in the park as a boy. The life and size of Bass Playground continued to expand in 1966 and 1967.

Bass Playground features a basketball court and a playground with a slide and swing set among other fun amenities.

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Camp Allen Park  

Size in acres: 3.5

Since 1912

Camp Allen Park is located at Camp Allen Drive and Center Street.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Camp Allen Park Map 

History: Before its purchase in 1912, Camp Allen Park was a rendezvous point and training ground for Union soldiers during the Civil War.  One of those regiments, the Thirtieth, was commanded by Colonel Sion S. Bass, one of Fort Wayne's most famous Civil War heroes.  Camp Allen takes its name from Colonel John Allen, an attorney, close associate of famed American statesmen Henry Clay and a distinguished soldier who fought in the Fort Wayne area during the War of 1812.

Camp Allen features a playground with slides, teeter totters, a swing set and a climber in the north section of the park and a basketball court in the south section.  

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Courthouse Green 

Size in acres: 1.08

Since 2000

Courthouse Green is located at 715 South Calhoun in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Courthouse Green provides a perfect setting for the Allen County Courthouse.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Courthouse Green Park Map 

History: Courthouse Green is a one acre plaza on the east side of the Allen County Courthouse that was dedicated on October 15, 1999.  This was a $3 million dollar project that highlights a side of the building that was hidden for decades behind a half-dozen buildings and a parking lot. Now Courthouse Green visitors can admire various flowers, trees and shrubs from the sidewalk or from multiple benches lining this picturesque park.  

If you wish to hold a peaceful protest or gathering on the Courthouse Green, please contact Daryn Schwartz at (260-427-6003)

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Boone Street Playlot

Boone Street Playlot    

Size in acres: 0.33

Since 1969

The Boone Street Playlot is located at the intersection of Boone Street and Mechanic Street.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Boone Street Playlot Map 


The Boone Street Playlot was acquired with Revenue Sharing funds in 1969.  During this time there was a big push to create Neighborhood Associations which were given a major role in selecting projects for these funds.  Neighborhood Associations determined additional park land should be a priority and thus Boone Street Playlot (as well as other playlots) was developed.

The Boone Street Playlot provides a lot of fun for the little ones with playsets that include multiple slides as well as climbing equipment, a swing set and benches for resting.


Carrington Field
Daryl B. Cobin Memorial Park

Size in acres: 6.2

Since 2007

Daryl B. Cobin Memorial Park is located at 742 North Coliseum Boulevard. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map , or Cobin Memorial Park Map 

History: In 2008 the new Daryl B. Cobin Memorial Park was dedicated.  This park serves as the home fields for Northside and the Baseball Federation.

This park is the home of Carrington Field and features adjacent parking lots to the baseball field for guests.  Carrington Field is run by the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation.  For more information on the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation, you can contact the President of the Federation, Dick Crumback (260.749.9674) or the Vice President, Richard Brown (coordinates field rentals) 260.433.1853 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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