Traditional Sunday night rock concerts moved from Freimann Square to Lawton Park.
Nuckles Memorial dedicated at the site of the old Hayden Park.
Hurshtown Reservoir opened.
Moncrief consultant team engaged to assist with implementation of Moncrief Management Study. A Marketing Manager was hired to work with the Moncrief Team.
Banquet and meeting rooms at Conservatory completely remodeled to be more functional for group use.
Terrace Garden at Botanical Conservatory dedicated. The Terrace Garden was developed with $500,000 from Foellinger Foundation.
Park Foundation funds used to purchase Lindenwood Environmental Study Area from Lindenwood Cemetery.
10th anniversary of Senior Citizens Center.
Design firm contracted to evaluate swimming pools and provide concepts for remodeling.
Department received $111,000 from Land and Water Conservation Fund and Indiana Waters grants for further Rivergreenway development.
Department study by Dr. Louis Moncrief completed. Department characterized as "park driven". Recommended Department take steps to become more "market driven." Report include departmental reorganization.
Department reorganization plans (recommended by Moncrief study) were completed and partially implemented.
Staff formed marketing teams and received marketing education.
Strategic Marketing plan for Department was completed with aid of UPARR grant.
Centralized, computerized registration system put in place.
Conservatory designated a plant rescue center for the USDA as part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Bridal Glen dedicated in Foster Gardens.
Received $3 million bequest from Gail Kreager estate with stipulation that it be used within 5 years to develop at least 50 acre park to be named after him.
Superintendent of Conservatory and Horticulture position created.
The Fort Wayne Zoological Society began working with Dr. Richard Tenaza of the University of the Pacific and the Indonesian Government to set aside a reserve on the Mentawai Islands to help save five species of endangered primates.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo hosted the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.