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Rental Opportunities in Promenade Park 

General Guidelines:

In order to rent any space in Promenade Park, you must schedule an in-person meeting with a Rental Coordinator: E-mail: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

At the time of the meeting, you will sign your contract and put down your 50% deposit. No date is held without a signed contract and deposit. No contracts are approved without the minimum following information supplied at time of contract signing:

  • Rental date(s)
  • Space(s) requested
  • Reasonable expected attendance
  • Times for: set up (including for outside vendors), guest arrival, and tear down 

Riverfront rentals

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Please review these forms carefully to see if your event would fit within these guidelines:

2024 Promenade Park Rental Guide  (includes FAQ's)
2024 Promenade Park Rental Inquiry Form 
2024 Promenade Park Rental Contract  
2024 Promenade Park Fees

Special Event Planning Guide

The following items and events are not permitted within Promenade Park:

  • Drop in classes or programs
  • Lantern or balloon releases
  • Fireworks
  • Motorized vehicles of any type 

Rentable Spaces:

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.


The indoor capacity of the Park Foundation Pavilion is around 150 people seated at tables and chairs. Capacity also decreases with the addition of amenities, such as music, buffet tables, podiums, décor, dance floors, etc. All event layouts must be approved.  

Food and Alcohol:

All alcohol is provided by an approved vendor. All food, except celebratory cakes, must be provided by a vendor on the approved catering list. The approved catering list is available in the Rental Guide. All events with alcohol require security that is scheduled by Parks and Recreation staff.

Amenities and stipulations which may be required for your event include but are not limited to:

  • Security Officers
  • Portajons
  • Trash pick up
  • Crowd managers
  • Permits which may apply to your event: Department of Natural Resources, Excise, Homeland Security, Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Street Department, Fort Wayne Public Works, Allen County Building Department, and the Allen County Health Department
  • Approvals are required for: tenting, décor, tables, chairs, staging, audio visual equipment, and dock usage

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