Photo courtesy of: Fred VanFossen
The Park Maintenance’s mission is to provide clean, well maintained, inviting, attractive, usable public parks for the enjoyment of all residents.
General Park Information
Fort Wayne Park Maintenance is responsible for maintaining, preserving and enhancing over 2,805 acres in 86 parks. This includes facilities (over 10 acres under roof), infrastructure, woodlands, lakes, ponds and water features, general park and athletic field turf, irrigation systems, landscapes, floral gardens, fleet and equipment management, staff training, planning and design, contract management, special projects, capital improvements, our urban forest (street and park), worker training and safety, waste management, litter control and facility security.
Photo: Maintenance Office located in Lawton Park
Other Maintenance Links of Interest
Fort Wayne International Sculpture Park
Plans for the former Dimension Ford Property include an International Art Park (with sculptures from Fort Wayne sister cities in Japan, Poland and Germany), a multi-use sports field which could be used for lacrosse and rugby and scenic trails.
NOW AVAILABLE: Fort Wayne International Sculpture Park Master Plan available for view on-line!
Fort Wayne International Sculpture Park Schematic
Additional Information of Interest:
For general mailing purposes, please use 705 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805.
Master Plan (2013-2017)
Directory of Park Maintenance (a listing of who to contact on the maintenance staff for what particular question)
Street Tree FAQ (provides answers to your questions about street trees/stumps)
Shading our City: Urban Forestry Management Plan
Trash FAQ(information about trash collection in the parks)
The Youth Sports Community Assessment & Market Potential Study is available on-line.
Check out the Fort Wayne Parks Survey . The results were very positive and will help us shape the future of our Department. Thanks to the community for their support!!
Franklin School Plan
Photo: John Didier with our Tree Crew is being instructed by Engineering Resources on what to measure and which pictures are needed of the Wells St bridge's span. We need to make structural improvements to the bridge.
Are you curious about the number of parks and all the different amenities the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department provides to the community? Check out the Parks Profile flyer to learn more.
Stewardship of Public Land/Facilities
The Stewardship of Public Land/Facilities document was approved at the September Park Board meeting.
A NEW Ecology Trail Guide
Check out the NEW Ecology Trail Guide of Foster Park produced by Emily Richardson a student at The University of Saint Francis.
Street Tree Application
The Parks & Recreation Street Tree Application Program has been expanded. Be sure to submit your application by July 1st, 2016 to be considered for next year. Applications received now are for the 2016 fall planting. Learn more....
Join us on Facebook!
We just created a new Facebook page just for the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association program! Like our page today and learn more as the season progresses on growing vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and potted plants!