Hanna Homestead Gate

Hanna Homestead Park 

Size in acres: 2.5

Since 1966 

Hanna Homestead Park is located at the intersection of Gay Street and Lewis Street. For more detailed location information, check out the

 General Park Map or Hanna Homestead Park Map

History: In 1962 the old Hanna Homestead house was torn down. The home, on what was originally a 10-acre tract, was built in 1839 by Samuel Hanna. Before the Homestead was torn down it was used as the home for crippled children.  Efforts were unsuccessful to preserve the home as a historic landmark. The property was donated to the Fort Wayne Community Schools by Eliza Hanna Hayden, in memory of her father, Samuel Hanna.  The Fort Wayne Community Schools gave Hanna Homestead to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department by Quit Claim deed on January 10, 1966.  The property was then developed into a park.

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Pavilion

Pavilion

The shelter at Hanna Homestead is available on a first come/first served basis.

Basketball

Basketball Court

The park features a basketball court with benches and bleachers for spectators.

Playground

Playground

Children can make use of the two playground sets or the swing set.

Baseball Field

Baseball Field

The park features a baseball field so visitors can enjoy America's favorite pastime.

Walking Path

Walking Path

A paved walking path circles the vicinity of the park.

Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park    

Size in acres: 1.8

Since 1915

Lafayette Park is located between Sherwood Terrace and Glencoe Avenue off of Lafayette Street.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Lafayette Park Map 

History:

Lafayette Place Improvement Association, Inc.. was active in the 60’s and 70’s to provide a better and safer environment for the Lafayette (Esplanade) Park goers. The park is and was actively used for its sporting facilities and is still a popular spot for young kids of the surrounding neighborhoods as well as those outside the area.

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Pavilion

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The shelter at Lafayette Park is available on a first come/first served basis.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts
The park features two tennis courts that visitors can enjoy.

Playground

Playground

There are two playground sets as well as a swing set for children to utilize.

Kids in Fountain
Photo credit to: aroundfortwayne.com

Robert E. Meyers Park 

Size in acres: 1.5

Since 2009

Robert E. Meyers Park is located at Jefferson Boulevard and Harrison Street inside the new Harrison Square Development. This urban oasis overlooks Parkview Field and features a splash fountain, amphitheater and performance stage.  

History: This park was named after Robert E. Meyers the former Judge and Mayor in the 1950's. The Meyers family donated $300,000 to the $470,000 project.  The park is part of Harrison Square a $130 million dollar project that includes the ball park, a Courtyard by Marriott, parking garage, and a condominimum/retail complex.  The park officially opened on August 14, 2009. 

Fountain at Night
Photo credit to:  LandPlan Group

Note: The Park closes 3 hours prior to activities at Parkview Field.

Kettler Park

Kettler Park 

Size in acres: 6.3

Since 1947

Kettler Park is located at the intersection of Buell Drive and Paulding Road. For more detailed location information,
check out the General Park Map , or Kettler Park Map 

History:  Kettler Park's land was donated to the city in two parts; the first in 1947 and the second in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Kettler of IPFW Kettler Hall of fame.    

WHAT TO DO

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Pavilion

Kettler Pavilion

Kettler Park Pavilion
Location: Kettler Park, Paulding Road & Buell
Capacity: 46
Dates Available: May 1-October 31

More information is available on the renting pavilions page.

Kettler Pavilion Inside

 Basketball

Basketball Court

A basketball court is available for visitors at Kettler Park.

Playground
Playground

Children can play on multiple playground sets with slides and other amenities as well as swing sets.

Picnicking

Picnic Tables

There are picnic tables located at the park so guests can enjoy the outdoors.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Kettler Park features two tennis courts for fans of the sport.

 

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McCormick Park   

Size in acres: 9.0

Since 1927


McCormick Park is located at 2300 Raymond and Holly. For more detailed location information,
check out the General Park Map  or McCormick Park Map.

History: In 1927 lots bounded by Creighton, Redwood, Raymond & Holly Avenues and all streets and alleys within the boundaries were vacated and became McCormick Park.  The property was a gift from the International Harvester Company.

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Pavilion

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McCormick Pavilion
Location: McCormick Park, Holly & Raymond
Capacity: 104
Dates Available: May 1-October 31



Pavilion

Basketball

Basketball

A basketball court is available for visitors.

Playground

Playground

The park features a playground for children to enjoy.

Sprayground


Sprayground

Children can cool down in the summer at the McCormick sprayground.

Picnicking

Picknicking

Visitors are able to make use of various picnic tables at the park.

Restrooms

Restrooms are also available for visitors' convenience.

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