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On July 9, 2017 you can experience Fort Wayne in a unique way. By joining us for the City’s first Open Streets Event anchored by the historic, Calhoun Street. The event closes streets to traffic and opens for pedestrians, bicyclists, and rollerblading – as well as fun-filled activities in a more than two-mile block party atmosphere.

Open Streets turn streets into meeting places, places to socialize and places to play. Open Streets is for all ages with hands-on games and activities, live music, dining at local restaurants while sitting at tables in the street, visiting businesses in a unique way and socializing with old and new friends.

Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne this Free Event is a summer must!  Learn more or sign up to Volunteer:  http://openstreetsfw.org

 Volunteer Open Streets Flyer

 


 

Trek the Trails Banner for Web 2017

 

Be ready to roll with us in May 2017 when we begin our 8th season of Trek the Trails!  This is a free, guided, community ride where we explore the trail network as a group from a different trailhead each week from May through the end of September.  Rides always start at 6pm sharp! It's a great way to see the city!  For more information, contact the City Greenways & Trails Dept at 427-6228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079.

Ride Date

Tuesday Trek the Trails Ride Start Locations

Length

 6/6/2017

Foster Park Trailhead

Meet at the Foster Park trailhead parking lot near Pavilion #1.  Foster Park is located at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

8 miles

6/13/2017

Indian Trails Park Trailhead

Meet at the very back of Indian Trails Park near 10300 Aboite Center Rd

8 miles

6/20/2015

Rockhill Park Trailhead

Meet at the trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St, which is just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St.

9 miles

6/27/2017

Swinney Park Trailhead

Meet at the parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West – near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd

8 miles

7/11/2017

N. River Rd Trailhead

Meet at the North River Rd Trailhead, commonly known as the “boat launch” just west of Kreager Park. – near 7300 N. River Rd

8 miles

7/18/2017

Deer Ridge Elementary School

Meet in the parking lot for Deer Ridge Elementary School at 1515 S. Scott Rd.

8 miles

7/25/2017

Rockhill Park Trailhead

Meet at the trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St, which is just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St.

9 miles

8/1/2017

IPFW

Meet at IPFW in the parking lot on the east side of the Venderly Family pedestrian bridge over the St. Joseph River.  IPFW is located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd

8 miles

8/8/2017

Moser Park Trailhead

Meet in the trailhead parking lot near the baseball diamonds in Moser Park – near 601 W. Main St, New Haven, IN

8 miles

8/15/2017

Swinney Park Trailhead

Meet at the parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West – near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd

8 miles

8/22/2017

Indian Trails Park Trailhead

Meet at the very back of Indian Trails Park near 10300 Aboite Center Rd

8 miles

8/29/2017

Rockhill Park Trailhead

Meet at the trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St, which is just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St.

9 miles

9/5/2017

Tillman Park Trailhead

Meet in the parking lot near the softball diamonds – near 7500 S. Hanna St

8 miles

9/12/2017

N. River Rd Trailhead

Meet at the North River Rd Trailhead, commonly known as the “boat launch” just west of Kreager Park. – near 7300 N. River Rd

8 miles

9/19/2017

Johnny Appleseed Park Trailhead

Meet in Johnny Appleseed Park near Camp Canine by Coliseum Blvd

8 miles

9/26/2017

Lawton Park Trailhead

Meet at the gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th Street – near 250 E. 4th St

8 miles


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 Bike Share Zagster FW

Do you want to explore the trails and downtown Fort Wayne but don't have a bike?  We've got you covered!  There are six Zagster Bike Share locations in the downtown area with easy access to the trails via city streets.  Bike share is available for hourly use for $3 per hour with monthly and annual membership options available. Find out more at http://zagster.com/fortwayne.  


 KickStart 2017 Poster


 

 Trail Counts

Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?  Check out the attached usage chart  that lists usage by month.  

Feb2017trailcounts

 

2016trailcounts

 

 

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Salomon Farm Summit City Johnny TinCap 


  GF License Plate

 

Support Trails with a Trails License Plate!

Consider a purchase of this Trails Plate to show your support for all types of trails in Indiana. The foundation will use the proceeds as grants to trail groups throughout the state of Indiana. This special plate is an additional $40, of which $25 goes to the Greenways Foundation. The Greenways Foundation envisions a statewide trail, greenway, and bikeway system that provides access to trails for all Indiana citizens. This world-class Hoosier greenways system connects scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, tourist, and economic sites in Indiana’s urban and rural communities, is convenient to people of all cultures, ages, and abilities, and is one of the state’s most powerful tools in achieving economic growth, a healthy citizenry and livable communities.

It’s simple to purchase the plate! Online, simply visit www.mybmv.com and navigate to the special license plates.  You also can go in person to your local license branch or order through the mail. New this year: all license plates are now mailed to you.  You can get a tax break when buying this license plate that advocates for a charitable cause. You can deduct this fee on Schedule A of your taxes.

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The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment. For additional information about any of the trail events listed below, please e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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