Input Sought for Draft of Comprehensive Park Plan

Comment Period Open Until June 13  

 Fort Wayne, Ind –After a year of gathering public input, meetings and development, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation has released a draft of the Fort Wayne 2024 Park System Comprehensive Plan. The draft is available to view online and also in printed form at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation office, 705 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN  46805.

New Boone Playground Dedicated

One of 10 to reopen in 2024  

Fort Wayne, Ind –Mayor Sharon Tucker joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel, AWS Foundation CEO Patti Hays, park representatives, public officials and neighborhood association representatives to dedicate the new Boone Playground on the corner of Boone and Mechanic Streets in the heart of the Nebraska Neighborhood. This new equipment is among the first in a total of ten new playgrounds which will be added to neighborhood parks in 2024, all of which will feature play spaces to encourage children of all ages and abilities to grow and learn through physical, sensory and social experiences.

What’s Happening in the Parks

The week ahead

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week ahead:



 Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Friday-Sunday, May 10-12

Friday 1:00-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott Street

Just in time for spring planting, the Botanical Conservatory offers over 700 varieties of plants at the annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Shop masses of locally grown herbs, vegetable starts, flowering perennials and native plants joining a host of annuals, mixed containers, hanging baskets, houseplants, bonsai and a variety of seeds. Essentials like potting soil and compost worms are also available. A team of knowledgeable plant advisors are even ready to answer questions and offer suggestions! This annual fundraiser supports Fort Wayne’s very own Botanical Conservatory. Sponsored by Majic 95.1 WAJI, Fox55 and Koester’s Body & Frame Shop.

What’s Happening in the Parks

The week ahead

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week ahead:



 Do You Dig History?

Saturday, May 4, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Riverfront’s first ever “Dig Day” is coming to Promenade Park on Saturday, May 4. Bring your kids and join us between 12:00-3:00 p.m. for a day of delightful discovery about paleontology and archaeology! Self-led activities will be available through the program, as well as guided activities at specific times. Be sure to be ready for impromptu dinosaur photos. This free event is designed specifically for youth ages 3-12 and families. Find the full schedule at

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