The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department has a wide variety of rental facilities available including Pavilions. For information on Pavilions check out the Pavilion page. For other types of rentals check out the information below.
You can now view a list of General Park Use Fees (Note, General Park Use fees for 2015/2016 are the same as listed for 2012) including wedding fees, Freimann Square and Wells Street Bridge Rental fees, open space permit fee, vending fees, and runs/walks fees. In addition, you may want to check out the Special Use Policy for information on alcohol requirements.
You name the sport-soccer, baseball, softball, football or lacrosse-we have a place to play! Call us at 427-6000 if your team needs a place to practice or you're looking for a place to hold your company tournament.
The Botanical Conservatory, located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne at 1100 S. Calhoun St. is a popular site for wedding receptions, dances and other festivities as well as business meetings, conferences and seminars. The Friday/Saturday full facility rental includes three gardens, the Magnolia Room, the Orchid Room and a spacious lobby. Smaller space rentals are also available at off peak hours. Call 427-6444 for reservation information.
Bridal Glen-Foster Park
The Bridal Glen, located in Foster Park, is the choice of many brides, with it's arches, trellises and gazebo all nestled among the colorful floral displays in Foster Garden. The Bridal Glen may be reserved in two-hour increments beginning as early at 8 am and up to one year in advance for $50. Call 427-6000 to make your reservation or you may make your reservation on-line.
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The Community Center at 233 W Main Street offers flexible space for receptions, reunions, meetings, performances, dances, office parties, seminars and more. The Center is audio-visually equipped and has a kitchen facility. Alcohol is permitted at the Center and there are no restrictions on catering. Call 427-6460 for details and the full range of options.
Wells Street Bridge
If you are looking for a unique location for your Wedding or special event, consider the Wells Street Bridge. The bridge is available for rental in a 2 hour block time period for $50. The capacity is 125. For more information, contact Daryn at 427-6003.
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Need a stage? Foellinger Theatre offers theatre seating, full stage, sound and lighting systems. The Theatre is ideal for seminars, entertainment events and other large gatherings. Foellinger Theatre can accommodate 2,751 people. Call 427-6018 or 427-6715 (during the season) for more information.
Freimann Square, located downtown at Main and Clinton Street, is available for public rental through the summer months. The park features a 20 x 30 stage surrounded by beautifully landscaped flower beds and a central fountain. For more information, call Daryn Schwartz, 427-6003.
The pavilions at Headwaters Park are available for public rental and makes a wonderful setting for weddings, receptions, company picnics and family reunions. For more information or to book Headwaters Park for your special event, please contact Geoff Paddock at 425-5745.
The Jennings Recreation Center, located at 1330 McCulloch Street, is available for your next banquet, wedding, business meeting, conference, pizza party, birthday party or other gathering. The Center offers a full-service kitchen facility, a video big screen TV, video games, game tables, a dance floor and DJ upon request. The Center can accommodate over 500 people. Rental hours are 9 am-11 pm daily. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 am-6 pm. Call 427-6700 for reservation information.
McMillen Park Community Center
The McMillen Park Community Center is the perfect place for your reunion, party, basketball tournament, conference, meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Please contact McMillen staff at 427-2420 for additional information or to tour the facility.
The Weisser Park Recreation Center, located in Weisser Park, is available for weekend rentals for birthday parties, dinners, receptions, recitals and other special functions. Contact the Center at 427-6780 for more details and scheduling availability.
The Cooper Community Center, located in Reservoir Park, is available for weekend rentals for birthday parties, dinners, receptions, recitals and other special functions. Contact the Center at 427-6728 for more details and scheduling availability.
Lakeside Rose Gardens
If you've always dreamt of an outdoor wedding in a beautiful setting of roses, the Lakeside Rose Garden at Lakeside Park is the ideal location for you! The Rose Garden can be reserved in two-hour increments beginning as early at 8 am and up to one year in advance and cost $50. Call 427-6000 to make reservations or you may make reservations on-line.
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Jerry D. Fox Center at the Lifetime Sports Academy
The Jerry D. Fox Center is available for rent for business and community meetings only. Check out the Room Rental Guidelines and/or the Room Request Form for more information on renting this fabulous facility for your next meeting. Contact McMillen Golf Course, 427-6710 for further information.
The Salomon Barn, originally built in the late 1800's, is newly renovated structure featuring a large seating area for up to 170 persons and a separate room for the catering operation. A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms. The Old Barn may be reserved from Mid-May-Mid October. Check out the web page for pricing and other details. For more information or to reserve the Old Barn for your event, please call 260.427.6000.
Now available for rental is the Salomon Learning Center. Rent the Learning Center for your next small business or community meeting. Contact Karla Yauchler at 427-6008 for availability.