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  • 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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2019 Meeting Dates and Information

The next Board of Park Commissioners meeting is scheduled for November 14 at 10 am at Citizen's Square.   

Please see the 2019 Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Schedule.   Please note, meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’ schedules


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: 

September Park Board Minutes


NEW On-line video of Board Meetings

Watch the September Park Board  Meeting on-line!


2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report  is now available on-line.


2018 Donation Information

The 2018 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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