Size in acres: 42
Memorial Park is located on Washington Blvd/Maumee Ave. with access off of Glasgow in Fort Wayne, IN. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map, Memorial Park Map or Driving Directions.
History: Memorial Park is a tribute to the men and women of Fort Wayne and Allen County who gave their lives in service of their country during World War I. The land that was formerly known as the "golf grounds" and that would later be Memorial Park was acquired from Ms. Minnie Hill White on November 29, 1918, only eighteen days after the signing of the armistice that ended the conflict. Known for several beautifully sculpted monuments commemorating various participants and events in the conflict, it also includes a monument to aviation pioneer, originator of skywriting and Fort Wayne resident Art Smith. Smith Field Airport would later be renamed in his honor.
WHAT TO DO
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Location: Memorial Park, Maumee & Glasgow
Dates Available: April 15-October 31
For more information, check out the Pavilion page
The playground is located near the drive into Memorial Park. It includes classic equipment such as a slide, jungle gym, and a see-saw.
The swimming pool at Memorial Park is located near E. Washington Blvd.
The Sprayground at Memorial Park is the crowing glory of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department's spraygrounds. Full of colorful play equipment and plenty of water to refresh the entire family on a hot summer's day.
Memorial Park is full of great old trees, picnicking spots and historical memorials. It's a great place for a stroll in the park.
Several basketball courts are available for play at Memorial Park. They are located right off of Maumee Road.