The Honorable Mayor Henry C. Berghoff appointed the first Board of Park Commissioners in 1905. The following members were confirmed by city council on June 6: Oscar W. Tresselt, David N. Foster, Joseph M Singmaster, and Ferdinard Meier.
Ferdinand Meier was elected president and the board entered upon the discharge of its duties, taking over from the Board of Public Works.
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Fort Wayne Historical Video
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If you have been curious about what Fort Wayne looked like in 1938, you will enjoy this video. Thanks to Lincoln Financial Group for sharing this video with us! At the 7:16 mark you will see a few of our parks.