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Kreager Park

Size in acres: 218.75

Since 1966

Kreager Park is located on North River Road, Fort Wayne, IN. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map, or Kreager Park Map.

Hours of operation:

Kreager Park is open from 6 am-11 pm daily.


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History:
Kreager Park was formerly known as the Seyfert Farm property (an old potato farm) which was purchased with Land & Water Conservation fund monies in 1967 and included 110 acres of land.  An additional 62 acres were acquired in 1992 in an exchange with Allen County for land from Johnny Appleseed Park. At that time the park was known as Maumee Park. 

A $5 million dollar donation from Gale Kreager transformed the former potato farm into a park complete with lighted ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, restrooms and an open air pavilion.  The name of the park was then changed to Kreager Park in 1994.

Then later, in 1997, an additional 51 acre farm field south of North River Road was donated to the Parks & Recreation Department by Mr. Thomas and Debra Meyer which brought the acreage up to just over 218 acres.

On June 10, 2011 Taylor's Dream:Boundless Playground had its grand opening.

Today Kreager Park provides a wide variety of recreational amenities.  Check out the information below.

WHAT TO DO

Scroll down for more information about our park features:

 Softball Fields

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Four lighted softball fields are located at Kreager Park. To rent a softball field, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylor's Dream: Boundless Playground

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The playground, which includes a splash pad, features three circular pods and activity areas on changing elevations, with connecting accessible ramps. In addition to the swings and climbing opportunities, a Boundless Playground provides activities that have been carefully planned for therapeutic and learning purposes.
To find out more see the Boundless Playground page!

Playground

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Check out the Engage Fort Wayne link to learn more about the Kreager Park playground project!

On the east side of the park lies a playground central to the many soccer fields, the outdoor fitness area and picnic shelter. New play equipment is planned for this playground in Spring of 2024.

Designing this playground is fully inspired by the fitness theme of the entire park. Every kid loves a good obstacle course and even better if you can pretend like the surrounding floor is hot lava or water and no one wants to fall off from that obstacle course. The Three towers with net and bridge fills that multiple ways to enter/exit and encourages children to be active, physically and socially. The net bridge provides a connection between play activities and encourages movement. It also provides a challenge along with the opportunity for children to assess risk and feel the sense of accomplishment when they work toward mastering the physical activities. While navigating the nets, children work on their cross-coordination skills both important for physical and cognitive development. Sliding down the slides supports posture and balance. The multiple ground level accessible play panel activities evoke exploration and wonder. These are designed to support cognitive skills as well as emotional awareness in play.


Outdoor Fitness Equipment

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With 20 different units, the Kreager outdoor fitness equipment offers the community the chance to stay active without worrying about a price.

Be sure to check out Klub Kreager Fitness if you're interested in future programs, and please let us know your preferences by taking the Fitness Survey.  

Soccer

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The soccer fields are all lit with state of the art athletic lighting.

Natural Open Spaces

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Kreager Park is surrounded by open fields and forested areas. Many kite enthusiasts find the perfect area for a little flying on a windy day. Check out the trail in the park or for a longer hike, hop on the Rivergreenway and head either to New Haven or into Fort Wayne.

Tennis Courts

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Eight tennis courts are open to the public on a first come, first served basis or can be reserved by calling Daryn at 260.427.6003.

Rivergreenway

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The Kreager Park section of the Rivergreenway contains a loop, (.95 miles). This section connects to the east end of the greenway along the Maumee River, and runs into New Haven.

A map of the Kreager Park Walking Trails is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Free Concerts
26 Jul 2024   7:00 pm -
Storytime at the Park
31 Jul 2024   9:30 am - 10:00 am
Salomon Farmers' Market
31 Jul 2024   4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dragon Boat Races
2 Aug 2024   5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Botanical Roots Music Fest
2 Aug 2024   5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm  parkswebmaster@cityoffortwayne.org