2022 Park Board of Commissioners

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


2022 Meeting Dates and Information

The Board of Park Commissioners next meeting will be August 11 at 10 am at Promenade Park.  

Check out the 2022 Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Schedule.   Please note, meetings are subject to change depending upon the Commissioners’ schedules.  


  • 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

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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.


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.



The following Board Minutes are now available: 

June 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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