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Buckner Park

Size in acres: 197.8

Since 1969

Buckner Park is located at 6114 Bass Rd. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map or Buckner Park Map 

History: During its lifetime, Buckner Park has served the community in several capacities.  Since its purchase from Marie Buckner in 1969, it has served as public farm land, military training ground, as well as a variety of other uses.  Today it offers a modern playground, sprayground, and shelter amidst nearly two hundred acres of natural open space.

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


The park features two new play sets as well as swing sets.



A sprayground is available for use during the summer.



Visitors can make use of the trail that surrounds the open area at Buckner Park.



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Freimann Square 

Size in acres: 4.6

Since 1971

Freimann Square is located at 200 East Main Street. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or the Freimann Square Map.

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History:  Freimann Square was funded in large part by the posthumous donation of Frank Freimann, the former president of Magnavox Company.  In 1971, Mr. Freimann's gift was used for actual park development while a federal grant provided the land for this downtown oasis. 

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Visitors can enjoy the colorful fountain, majestic statue of General
Anthony Wayne, and the beautiful foliage on the square. 

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Orff Park  

Size in Acres: .02
Since 1892

Orff Park is located at the intersection of Main and Rockhill and is close to the scenic
Rivergreenway. For more detailed location information, check out the 
General Park Map  or Orff Park Map 

History:  Orff Park was purchased from John Orff in 1892 and is our smallest park.  It was once larger, but two-thirds of its original area was allocated to the West Main Street Bridge.  The park features "Let's Go Swimming", an Old Aqueduct Club memorial.


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Williams Park

Size in acres: .74 

Since 1890 

Williams Park, an area of natural open space amidst the neighborhoods of Fort Wayne, is located at the intersection of Calhoun and Wildwood.  For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Williams Park Map

History:  In 1890, Henry M. Williams donated the land that would become Williams Park.  Interestingly, it was first called Piqua Park before it was given its current name in honor of Henry Williams in 1907.


Old Fort Park  

Size in Acres: .20

Since 1863

Old Fort Park is located at the intersection of Clay and Main.  This historic park is within walking distance of downtown attractions like the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Headwaters Park, Lawton Park and the Botanical Conservatory

For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map  or Old Fort Park Map 

History:  Old Fort Park is Fort Wayne's oldest park.  The land for this park was purchased during the Civil War in 1863 for $800.  It features the original well that was used by the fort's occupants when it was dedicated to General Anthony Wayne on October 22, 1794.  It also has a marker that outlines a little history of the area. 

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