Hello New Park Slide 1

Size in acres: 4
Address: 202 W. Superior Street

The Promenade Park Grand Opening is set for June 21-23. Check back SOON for additional details! 

Watch the newest Drone video of the progress on Promenade Park!


Riverfront Brochure

For more information about the project, check out the Riverfront Fort Wayne brochure.

riverfront trifold


Construction Update: Riverfront Phase I

 IMG 5297 001 slide

View the March 10, 2019 Construction Report

View additional Construction Reports

  The Proposed Site Plan

Promenade Site Plan WEB version

Promenade Park News

Promenade Park Lease Agreement with Trubble Brewing

Fort Wayne, Ind. – At their monthly meeting on Friday, February 15, the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners signed a lease agreement with Trubble Riverside LLC for the dining facility in the new Promenade Park, which is set to open to the public on June 21. Trubble Riverside, which operates Trubble Brewing, will manage the Trubble Riverside Cafe and Tap in the Park Foundation Pavilion inside Promenade Park, the first phase of the Riverfront Fort Wayne development project.

On Saturday, February 23, the community is invited to visit Trubble's existing location at 2725 Broadway, from 6 p.m. to close, for a Promenade Celebration with champagne, a Trubble Riverside menu preview, drawings and photos of the new space, and a Q&A session with the owners of Trubble, Chad & Keli Hankee. Learn more about Trubble at www.trubblebrewing.com.



13 Bandshell - Shade Structure18 Tree Canopy Trail

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.

Riverfront Revival


Kelly Lynch River pontoon 2016 slide

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



Are you curious about the Sculpture? 

Little Creek Bioswale

Little Creek Bioswale

What is the Little Creek Bioswale? Learn more...
This project is partly funded by:
GLRI logo


We're lighting up the river with year-round programs.  Check out the on-line calendar  for information on Winter programs including: Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers, Young Naturalist Series, Riverfront Educational Series, Riverfront Cleanups and more!

Promenade Park Grand Opening

June 21-23

Promenade Park, the first phase of our transformational Riverfront Fort Wayne Project, will finally be a reality in June 2019. This highly anticipated grand opening celebration will take place from Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23. Friday’s highlights include the ribbon cutting and various arts performances. Saturday includes boating and recreation. Sunday’s focus will be on nature and our rivers’ ecosystem. Watch for complete details in the Summer Fun Times. Follow us on social media and sign up for the newsletter at RiverfrontFW.org to stay current on updates! 



 View Time Lapse Photos: Construction Cam

north bank slide

Construction Cam of both the North & South banks. 

For additional information on construction, check out: Riverfront Construction 

 The Park Foundation Pavilion

2017-08-08 updated pavilion rendering

The 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.


05 The Steps slide

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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Manager of Information & Development, at 260-427-6024.  

RFW Logo Hori RGB 01


NOW AVAILABLE!  Search for parks, trails, activities and more.

We want your feedback!

new_blue_64x64Take our on-line survey now!
This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

Translate Content