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Promenade Park

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When completed in 2019, Promenade Park will be open to the public in downtown Fort Wayne. For more information about the project, check out the Riverfront Fort Wayne brochure.



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HISTORY

Three rivers converge in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.
People in Northeast Indiana have gathered here for centuries.
Experience the legacy. Explore the natural wonder.
And enjoy this community’s new momentum forward.


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Riverfront Revival

In the 2000s, Northeast Indiana’s residents began to recognize the importance of our rivers again.

Mayor Tom Henry established Legacy Fort Wayne in 2011 to guide the spending of approximately $75 million through the Light Lease Settlement and Fort Wayne Community Trust funds. The Mayor solicited hundreds of ideas from the community on how best to utilize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the desire for riverfront development rose to the top of the list.

With the public’s overwhelming support, Mayor Henry commissioned a comprehensive Riverfront study. Throughout the process, thousands of residents completed surveys, attended events, heard presentations, shared their ideas and even experienced the rivers themselves with riverboat excursions and Dragon Boat races.

In 2015, a conceptual plan was drawn up and shared with the community. Fort Wayne City Council approved $6 million in funds for Riverfront work, including maintenance, development and events. Mayor Henry formed a Riverfront Implementation Committee to guide the project, and the city hired Riverworks Design Group to take the conceptual plan and develop schematic designs.

This led to Phase I of Riverfront Fort Wayne. 

Learn more about the Ground Breaking News Release on Promenade Park! 



Promenade Park Sculpture

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Are you curious about the Sculpture?  Read more...



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Little Creek Bioswale

What is the Little Creek Bioswale? Learn more...

This project is partly funded by:
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Calendar

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We're lighting up the river with year-round programs.  The on-line calendar is now available.

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View Time Lapse Photos: Construction Cam

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Construction Cam of both the North & South banks. 

For additional information on construction, check out: Riverfront Construction



Fort Wayne Park Foundation Pavilion


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The Fort Wayne Park Foundation Pavilion will be available for public use as well as private rental in 2019.  Seating for 150 will be available both inside and outside of the pavilion. Restrooms for both public and private use will be available as well. Additional information will be released at a later date.



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Donations

Donations are needed for Promenade Park for an on-going maintenance endowment once the park opens.  Individual donations may be given on-line.  For corporate donations please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Deputy Director of Riverfront, at 260-427-5986.  

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