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Thanks to Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center for their presentation at the Spring Celebration at Promenade Park!!


Promenade Park 
202 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana
(260) 427-6000 

Open: 6 am-11 pm daily

Learn more about the Riverfront
Promenade Park Map


Promenade Park, the first phase of our transformational Riverfront Fort Wayne Project opened in 2019!  Highlights of the opening weekend included the ribbon cutting and various arts performances,  boating and recreation as well as nature and our rivers’ ecosystem activities. 

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Before you visit the park check out the 2023 Parking Options


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The Grand Opening Celebration was held for Promenade Park August 9-11, 2019.  Approximately 35,000 people came to visit the park that weekend.  Park visitors continue to visit the park and enjoy all the amenities the park offers!  Please check out the Park Amenity list and the Parking Map (Visit Fort Wayne) to learn more about the park.  Feel free to visit daily from 6 am-11 pm! 


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Thanks for celebrating three years of RIver, Set, Go! with us!

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Riverfront Fort Wayne celebrated the third year of Promenade Park at “River, Set, Go!” on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Visitors were invited to enjoy activities along the river in Fort Wayne’s 87th park, starting with the Opening Ceremonies with Chinese Families & Friends Association, Dragon Boat Races, Contests, Floating Yoga and more. 




Everyone then enjoyed Caledonia and We Are Checkmark performances in the bandshell followed by A Paddle Parade, and ending with floating fire pits!   Check out additional photos on the Dragon Boat Racing link and on our social media pages!  

Mark your calendar to celebrate Dragon Boat Racing with us again on August 4-5th, 2023!  

More information is available at or 260-427-6000.



We're lighting up the river with year-round programs.  


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Upcoming events include: Sunday Heritage Concert Series, Yoga on the Riverfront, Dance Promenade!, Be Your Own Artist!, Paint with your Pup, Sensory Workshop Series, Family Fishing Day, River Rangers, Storytime at the Park, Muddy River Concert Series, Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races, Sweet Breeze Canal Boat Cruises and much MORE! Check out the on-line calendar for information on all of these exciting programs!

Interested in learning about Urban Birdwatching?  

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Upcoming Events


Summer Programs & Events

Sensory Workshop May 26                                           

Make sure to register for Sensory classes!   


Sunday Summer updates dates

Join us for Sunday Heritage at Promenade Park!
Concerts are FREE!



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Volunteer or Become a Sponsor for a Riverfront Event!

Are you interested in volunteering or sponsoring an event for Riverfront Fort Wayne? We have plenty of great opportunities for volunteers and sponsors to help Riverfront events and programs be successful! Interested? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (260) 427-6248.


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PNC Playground

The PNC Playground is a fully accessible playground to be enjoyed by all! Do you have questions about the PNC Playground?  


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Parkview Tree Canopy Trail

The Parkview Tree Canopy Trail is a stunner offering unique views of Parkview Park as well as the ever evolving skyline.  

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Canoes & Kayaks

If you have your own canoes, kayaks, paddleboards  or other watercraft feel free to explore Promenade Park by water!  Fort Wayne Outfitters rents watercraft too and is adjacent to the park!

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Ride aboard Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic canal boat replica. Purchase TICKETS TODAY!

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Doermer Kids' Canal & Rotary Fountain

The Doermer Kids' Canal & Rotary Fountain are popular draws for both the very young and old alike.   Please note, the water will be turned on again starting Memorial Day weekend! 


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Rental Opportunities in Promenade Park 

Generally, the spaces available for rent in Promenade Park are the Park Foundation Pavilion (inside and outside), Auer Lawn and Sweetwater Band Shell East, Old National Bank Plaza and Sweetwater Band Shell west, and the historic Wells Street Bridge. The only space that is entirely covered, and therefore weather-proof, is the indoor portion of the Park Foundation Pavilion.

Additional information about Rental Opportunities at Promenade Park is now available. 

Please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about dates available for your next gathering.


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Fun & Games

At Promenade Park there are 3 Ping Pong Tables, 2 Cornhole games and 1 Foosball table for your enjoyment! 


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The new teds Snack + Bar will open to the public very soon! Guests will be able to grab a convient bite to eat, or a quick snack as well as cold refreshments. Learn more about teds Snack + Bar by checking out the teds Snack + Bar release.  

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The Journal Gazette Foundation Dining Gardens

The Dining Gardens provide a perfect opportunity to either bring your favorite food for a picnic or stop in at a local eatery including teds Snack + Bar (located at the park/opening in May) and then relax at one of the convenient dining areas in the park.

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Sweetwater Bandshell and the Old National Bank Plaza

Looking for inter entertainment?   Go to to learn more! 


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Promenade Park Sculpture

Mayor Tom Henry and Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel officially unveiled the first piece of Promenade Park to the public on July 26, 2019. “Convergence, Linda Howard, 2018, presented by the Waterfield Foundation” sits on the southeast corner of Promenade Park, near the intersection of Superior and Harrison streets. Mayor Henry and McDaniel shared their excitement for the sculpture, especially as it means the opening of the first phase of Riverfront Fort Wayne is getting closer.  Read more...

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Little Creek Bioswale

What is the Little Creek Bioswale? Learn more...
This project is partly funded by:
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Park Foundation Pavilion

The Fort Wayne Park Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its support of Promenade Park by raising funds for the construction of the Park Foundation Pavilion. With generous contributions from area foundations and individuals, the Foundation raised $1,000,000 which was generously matched with $500,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. In addition, the Park Foundation pledged $150,000 from its unrestricted endowment funds to support the project.  

Check out the
News Release for additional information or the Riverfront web site!

Ready to find out more about how to reserve the Park Foundation Pavilion for your event?  Please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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Riverfront Endowment Donations

The Fort Wayne Park Foundation invites families to become a part of local history by supporting Promenade Park. A gift of $500 will be recognized with an inscription on a Greenscape Step within the Park. It's similar to buying a brick. The purpose of this campaign is to create a legacy endowment for Promenade Park. The Promenade Endowment will help support improvements, updates and programming along the rivers, and will be operated by the Fort Wayne Park Foundation, a nonprofit charity. All donations are tax-deductible and can be made securely at the Park Foundation website. Learn more: 

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Donations are needed for Promenade Park for an on-going maintenance endowment.  Individual donations may be given on-line.  For corporate donations please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Manager of Development, at 260-427-6026.  


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Check out the Riverfront Brochure

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