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General Information Administrative Questions Board of Park Commissioners

Board of Park Commissioners



Richard Samek, President (260) 423-9411
Pamela Kelly, M.D., Vice President Unlisted
Cheri Becker (260) 424-0824
William Zielke (260) 748-5685


Park Foundation Representative
Sherrill Wm. Colvin, President Park Foundation

Executive Director

Al Moll

2016 Meeting Dates and Information 

The January 2016 meeting has been cancelled.  The February 11, 2016 meeting will be at 10 am at Citizen's Square. The rest of the 2016 Meeting Schedule will be posted once it is approved.

Meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’
schedules-notification will be posted if there are any meeting date
/time changes. 

Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted. Most meetings will be
held in Citizen's Square, City Council Chambers, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Please call (260) 427-6000 to confirm meeting location.

"Reasonable accommodations" for persons with a known disabling
condition will be considered in accordance with state and federal
law. Any person needing a "reasonable accommodation" should
notify Harlean Falls at (260) 427-6023 at least seventy-two
(72) hours prior to the meeting.

You can also e-mail Harlean with your request at:
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Park Board Documents

Information on Agendas,
Minutes, and Board Documents is now available on the following link: Parks Board Documents.



The following Board Minutes are now available:

October Park Board Minutes

NEW On-line video of Board Meetings

Watch the October Park Board meeting on-line!
2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report is now available on-line.

2015 Donation Information

The 2015 Donors List is now available.


General Information

Overall policy and management direction of the Fort
Wayne Parks
and Recreation Department is provided
by a four member bi-partisan Board of Park
Commissioners appointed by the mayor for staggered
four year terms. 

At the February Board Meeting, Richard Samek was
re-elected as Park Board President. Read more... 

Following provisions of Indiana statutes (I.C. 36-10-4),
the Board approves budget revenues and expenditures,
passes bond issues, acquires and improves property,
adopts new programs, establishes management policy
and regulations, and provides a public venue for
community debate and input.

Park Survey Results

Check out the Fort Wayne Parks Survey completed by the Center for
Social Research at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. 
The results were very positive and will help us shape the future of our
Department.  Thanks to the community for their support!!


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