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Size in acres: 11.6

Since 1916

Bloomingdale Park is located at the intersection of Sherman Boulevard & Wells Street. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map or Park Map 

History:The land was acquired in 1916 by the Board of Park Commissioners. A replacement for the Wells Street Bridge was proposed in 1978 that would alter the 10 acres of land. Many opposed the new bridge; however it did offer a continuous Rivergreenway park system that would connect the land hopefully in the future by a bike trail.  In the 1980’s the land was developed and used for recreational purposes which would include the Bloomingdale Recreation Council. This council was a part of the Bloomingdale’s Neighborhood services which offered those in the neighborhood living and social services. A summer program in the park was developed during the early 1980’s.



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Basketball Courts 


Two basketball courts on the west end of Bloomingdale Park give you and your friends the perfect place to play a pick-up basketball game.  



Along the Rivergreenway path in Bloomingdale Park, a ramp off the St. Mary's River can give you a tranquil place to fish in a rustic, wooded atmosphere.

Natural Open Space

Bloomingdale Park provides plenty of natural open space for you, your friends and your family to freely roam and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.


At Bloomingdale Park, your child won't run out of things to do in its playground area.



Bloomingdale Park is just one of many stops along our 24-mile Rivergreenway path. If you're feeling ambitious, a bridge along the path allows you to cross over and see the majestic natural beauty of the adjacent Guldlin Park.


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Lions Park

Size in acres: 14.4

Since 1953

Lions Park is located at the intersection of Carew St. and Hazelwood Ave. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map or Park Map 

History: Lions Park was a gift from The Central Lions Club of Fort Wayne and has been a Fort Wayne attraction since 1953. Its nearly 15 acres are tucked away in a scenic northside neighborhood not far from Hazelwood Post Office and Fire Station Number 10. The Lion monument was dedicated in memory of Henry and Wilhelmine Franke. 


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Ball Diamonds


The baseball diamond in Lions Park is a wonderful place to play America's favorite game, baseball. Lions park diamond is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in scheduling the ball diamond for a specific event, call Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation at 427-6000.



Lions Park's basketball court provides a cozy and comfortable area for you, your friends and your family to play this popular game.



The Pavilion in Lions Park is available to rent for any special event or occasion. For more information about rental rates of all park pavilions, go to the Pavilion page.


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A shaded playground area features fun activities for kids of all ages, including a unique rock climbing wall area. 

A new feature added in 2015 is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, the playground structure has two facades: one side tells the story of the “The Ugly Duckling,” and the other side tells the story of “The Little Mermaid.”
Learn more about The Smart Playground from KOMPAN.


Tennis Courts


 Lions Park has one tennis court, one half practice court and five pickleball courts available for use.  


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Three rivers converge in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.
People in Northeast Indiana have gathered here for centuries.
Experience the legacy. Explore the natural wonder. And enjoy
this community’s new momentum forward. 

Learn more about the Riverfront 

Check out information on Promenade Park

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Of special note: we have 87 parks covering 2,840 acres of parkland! 
Please note, all city parks are open from 6 am until 11 pm daily.
An on-line copy of the Facility and Park Directory which includes park physical addresses is now available.  For general mailing purposes, please use 705 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN  46805.

Alphabetical listing of park web links: 

Bass Playground
Bloomingdale Park (East/West)
Bob Arnold Park (a.k.a. Northside Park)
Boone Street Playlot
Brackenridge Playground
Brookview Parkway
Buckner Park
Camp Allen Park
Casselwood Park
Community Center
Courthouse Green
Daryl B Cobin Memorial Park
Eastside Playlot
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory (Botanical Conservatory)
Foster Park 
Foster Park West
Franke Park
Franklin School Park 
Freimann Square
Gren Park
Griswold Park
Guldlin Park
Hamilton Park
Hanna Homestead Park
Hanna's Ford (consists of undeveloped natural open space along the St. Joseph River)
Headwaters Park
Historic Old Fort
Homestead Park/Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park
Hurshtown Reservoir
Indian Village Park
Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park
Japanese Friendship Garden
Jehl Park
Jennings Center
John Street Park
Johnny Appleseed Park/City Utilities Park
Justin Study Park
Kettler Park
Klug Park
Kreager Park
Lafayette Park
Lakeside Park
Lawton Park  
Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Lions Park
Little Turtle Memorial
Mason Drive Little League Complex (located at 5800 Mason Drive)
McCormick Park
McCulloch Park
McMillen Park
Memorial Park
Miner Playground
Moody Park
Noll Park 
Nuckols Memorial Park
Old Fort Park
Orff Park
Packard Park
Promenade Park (87th Park/Opened August 9th!)
Psi Ote Park
Rea Park
Robert E. Meyers Park
Rockhill Park
Roosevelt Park
Rudisill/Fairfield Park
Salomon Farm Park
Seiling Block Park
Shoaff Park
Superior Property
Summit Street Block Park
Swinney Park East
Swinney Park West

Tillman Park
Traders Point/Rivergreenway
Turpie Playlot
Vesey Park
Waynedale Gardens
Waynedale Park
Weisser Park
Wells Street Park
Wells Street Bridge
West Central Playlot
Williams Park
Zeis Park

General Park Information


If you are interested in the mileage of different trails, check out the Park Trail Path Distance chart.

Rediscover Your Parks Booklet (includes history highlights of key parks)

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Check out the NEW Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation flier highlighting 11 of our local parks and more!!

Parks Profile

Are you curious about the number of parks and all the different amenities the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department provides to the community?  Check out the Parks Profile flyerto learn more.



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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm