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

Interested in finding out more about Promenade Park including about the chosen sculpture, park history, time lapse photography, donation information and much more?  A new Promenade Park link is now available. 

Alcohol Proposed Policy

At the Board of Park Commissioners meeting on May 16, 2018 a new Alcohol Policy proposal was introduced for consideration.  The proposed Alcohol Policy will be discussed and voted on at the June 14th meeting.  If you would like to review both policies and submit comments, please direct those to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or you may call Kathy at 260.427.6004. 

Current Alcohol Policy
Proposed Alcohol Policy

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The 2018 Theatre Season has been announced!  Purchase tickets starting March 23 at 10 am. The concert season features Grand Funk Railroad, Little River Band, ARRIVAL from Sweden, Let's Hang on, Frankie Valli Tribute and so much MORE!

JUST ADDED to the LINE-UP: Willie Nelson (June 27) and Happy Together Tour (August 16).  Tickets for these two shows go on sale starting April 20 at 10 am!  Ready to Purchase tickets?!

Modest Mouse will perform on September 21 at 8 pm.  Tickets go on sale starting May 18 at 10 am


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With summer coming SOON... the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is once again hiring seasonal employees. On the Park side we have opportunities at the Botanical Conservatory Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Forestry, Grounds Maintenance, and Horticulture. We are also looking for Recreation candidates as well. Ready to apply? Check out: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/jobs-with-the-city.html  Want to learn more? Check out the Park Maintenance jobs list or the above flier link!

The Fun Times

The Fun Times is a guide that is updated four times a year. It includes events, classes, and programs that are available. The guide is available online and in the mail to those who sign up to be on our mailing list. To be added to our mailing list and/or to sign up for our E-News please go to the Talk to us 2! page. 

Lifetime Sports Academy Pre-Registration

You may register at the McMillen Park Pavilion on the first day of the Academy or any time during the summer. Or you may Register on-line. Those who pre-register will only need to “check-in” at their first visit to the Academy.

Access to Buckner and Salomon Parks

Due to road paving on Bass Rd., beginning April 23, all visitors to Buckner Park will need to access the park from the east along Bass Rd. This detour is expected to be in place for approximately three months.

Dupont Road will be under construction between Coldwater Road and the Salomon Park entrance beginning April 30. Visitors will need to approach the park from Lima Road.

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City Utilities 3RPORT Tunnel Works Program  

Additional information about the Tunnel Works Program is available including how it impacts Foster Park.


 McMillen Youth Program Registration

Click HERE to complete the On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form.   Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.  


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Upcoming Events

“Bugs!” Live Butterfly Exhibit
19 Jun 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trek the Trails
19 Jun 2018   6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Crown Brass Band
19 Jun 2018   7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Farmers’ Market at Salomon Farm Park
20 Jun 2018   4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Celebration
21 Jun 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 parkswebmaster@cityoffortwayne.org