Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department
Capital Improvement Narratives
The following are capital improvement projects that are planned for the coming year at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department parks and facilities. Over 60 projects were started and completed in 2016 and more than 30 projects are still in progress. In total the City of Fort Wayne invested close to $3 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements in 2016. In addition, the City will continue to invest in the Parks & Recreation Department, with $5 million slated for 2017.
The following include ongoing Projects:
The follwing parks and facilities have improvements scheduled for 2017:
Tennis Courts in need of repair. The courts will be color coated this spring and completed by June 1 pending weather conditions.
Patio & gutter project. Funding being explored for lighting, irrigation, fencing & landscaping.
Bob Arnold Northside Park
New concrete walkway
Memorial Park Splashpad
A new surface was installed around the splashpad.
In the Long House ceiling fans were installed.
Wells Street Beam Improvements
Work on the Dugout
McMillen Park Community Center
New flooring installed.
Court improvements to volleyball courts.
Salomon Farm Park
The Farmstead addition was removed to take the home back to the original footprint.
Concrete work is now complete for the new Klug Park walking path. The new Legacy Arch was installed this winter.
Improvements at Foellinger Theatre include: powerwashing, priming and painting as well as working on the drains and other projects.
Court improvements were made at Lions Park for all courts.
Kreager Park-Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground
This new Cozy Cocoon is great for children with Autism.
Johnny Appleseed Campground
Three new HVAC units were installed at Johnny Appleseed Campground in the restrooms and laundry area.
Franke Park Day Camp
Upgrades to Franke Park Day Camp include 1 new HVAC in the kitchen and 3 new HVAC units in the Nature Lodge. In addition, replacing doors slabs off the hallway.
Installed new ADA compliant walk and fixed broken concrete.
Franklin School Park
Franklin School Park Phase I is now open to the public. This phase includes the renovation of the arches, family restrooms in the pavilion, site work and a new splash pad. Read more on the Franklin School Park link!
New parking gate installed at the Community Center.
The following include completed 2016 Projects:
Purdue Cardinal Community Hoops & Managed Health Services (MHS) Donate Funds to Improve Basketball Court at Jennings Recreation Center
Read more about this great investment in the youth of this community!
This new playground piece was added at Lions Park. This piece is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, the playground structure has two facades: one side tells the story of the “The Ugly Duckling,” and the other side tells the story of “The Little Mermaid.”
Learn more about The Smart Playground from KOMPAN.
Camp Canine opened in July of 2015!
Resurfaced Swinney Tennis Courts
Packard Park Site Improvements
Foster #1 Kitchen Upgrade
Northside Park parking lot improvements to various lots in the park
Weisser Center flooring improvements
Salomon Farm parking lot improvements
Salomon Farm water fountain/spigot improvements
Shoaff Park tennis and parking lot improvements
Franke #1 upgraded kitchenette: cabinets, countertops and sinks for ADA compliance.