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2023 Meeting Dates and Information

The Board of Park Commissioners next meeting will be on February 9,2023 at 10 am.

Location: Citizen's Square, City Council Chambers, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  

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


  • Justin Shurley, Commissioner
  • Richard Briley, Commissioner
  • Cory Miller, Commisioner 
  • Jenna Jauch, Commissioner

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.


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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.



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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This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

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