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Memorial Park 

Size in acres: 42

Since 1918

Memorial Park is located on Washington Blvd/Maumee Ave. with access off of Glasgow in Fort Wayne, IN. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map, or Memorial Park Map 

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Photo provided by Jodie Brown of the Grotto in Memorial Park.  Photo taken August 1930.


Memorial Park is a tribute to the men and women of Fort Wayne and Allen County who gave their lives in service of their country during World War I. The land that was formerly known as the "golf grounds" and that would later be Memorial Park was acquired from Ms. Minnie Hill White on November 29, 1918, only eighteen days after the signing of the armistice that ended the conflict. Known for several beautifully sculpted monuments commemorating various participants and events in the conflict, it also includes a monument to aviation pioneer, originator of skywriting and Fort Wayne resident Art Smith. Smith Field Airport would later be renamed in his honor.


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Memorial Grove

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Thanks to the Warrior Breed Motorcycle Club for raising funds for an additional 71 trees that were planted in Memorial Park Grove. The trees represent the men and women from Allen County who died in Active Service during WWI. A total of four species were planted including: white oak, hackberry, elm and tulip.


Memorial Tree

Ball Diamonds

Memorial Diamond

One ball diamond, great for practices, is located near the swimming pool at Memorial Park. For more information on ball diamonds, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fort Wayne Parks Deputy Director of Recreation Chuck Reddinger and TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter unveiled two new monuments at Memorial Park, the Daisies team’s home field from 1946-1954. The monuments were unveiled on June 3rd, 2023.

FWDaisies Monument Players

This collaboration of the TinCaps and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation began with a dream in early 2022 to honor the individuals who wore the Fort Wayne Daisies uniform with distinction. After fundraising and planning, the monuments are now situated above and south of the baseball fieldThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Read more....


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Memorial Pavilion

Location: Memorial Park, Maumee & Glasgow
Capacity: 160
Dates Available: April 15-October 31
For more information, check out the Pavilion page

A bit of history on the pavilion: Memorial Park pavilion was built in 1941 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). 


Memorial Playground 2

The playground is located near the drive into Memorial Park. It includes classic equipment such as a slide, jungle gym, and a see-saw.


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Swimming Pool


The swimming pool at Memorial Park is located near E. Washington Blvd.



The Sprayground at Memorial Park is the crowing glory of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department's spraygrounds. Full of colorful play equipment and plenty of water to refresh the entire family on a hot summer's day.


 Memorial trail

Memorial Park is full of great old trees, picnicking spots and historical memorials. It's a great place for a stroll in the park.


Basketball Courts

Memorial Basketball


Several basketball courts are available for play at Memorial Park. They are located right off of Maumee Avenue. 

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Upcoming Events

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21 Jun 2024  12:00 am
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23 Jun 2024  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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