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Pictured left to right Board of Park Commissioners: Rick Briley, Justin Shurley, Corey Miller, William Zielke, and Director, Steve McDaniel. 

 

2023 Meeting Dates and Information

The Board of Park Commissioners next meeting will be in February 2023.   

Check out the 2023 Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Schedule (available soon).   Please note, meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’ schedules.  

Commissioners:

  • William Zielke, President
  • Justin Shurley, Vice President
  • Richard Briley, Commissioner
  • Cory Miller, Commisioner 

Executive Director

  • Steve McDaniel, Board Secretary

Ex-Officio Member

Richard Phillips, Jr., President Park Foundation

Connector ground breaking 

 

General Information

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Brett Gauger and Gary Goldberry representing the Air Show/ANG 122nd presented the Board of Park Commissioners with the above lithograph. 




Park Board Documents

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

Check out the Parks Showcase link to learn more about particular parks.

 

SUMMARIZATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS

The following Board Minutes are now available: 

November Park Board Minutes and link to the On-line video


2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report  is now available on-line.

 

2021 Donation Information

The 2021 Donor 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. 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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