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2021 Meeting Dates and Information

The next Board of Park Commissioners meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2021 at 10 am at  Citizen's Square. Note, the September meeting has been cancelled.   

Check out the 2021 Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Schedule.   Please note, meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’ schedules

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Pictured left to right: Richard Samek, Dr. Pamela Kelly, Justin Shurley, William Zielke


  • Richard Samek, President
  • Pamela Kelly, M.D., Vice President
  • William Zielke
  • Justin Shurley


  • Park Foundation Representative Kathy Callen, President Park Foundation

Executive Director

  • Steve McDaniel

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General Information

Meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’ schedules-notification will be posted if there are any meeting date /time changes.

Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted. Most meetings will be held in Citizen's Square, City Council Chambers, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Please call (260) 427-6000 to confirm meeting location.

"Reasonable accommodations" for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with state and federal law. Any person needing a "reasonable accommodation" should notify Harlean Falls at (260) 427-6023 at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting.

You can also e-mail Harlean with your request at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Park Board Documents

Information on Agendas, Minutes, and Board Documents is now available on the following link: Parks Board Documents.



The following Board Minutes are now available: 

June Park Board Minutes and link to the On-line video

2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report is now available on-line.


2020 Donation Information

The 2020 Donor List  is now available.


General Information

Overall policy and management direction of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is provided by a four member bi-partisan Board of Park Commissioners appointed by the mayor for staggered four year terms. Following provisions of Indiana statutes (I.C. 36-10-4), the Board approves budget revenues and expenditures, passes bond issues, acquires and improves property, adopts new programs, establishes management policy and regulations, and provides a public venue for community debate and input.


Park Survey Results

Check out the Fort Wayne Parks Survey completed by the Center for Social Research at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The results were very positive and will help us shape the future of our Department. Thanks to the community for their support!!

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