Extended Interview: Foster Park, Fort Wayne's "People's Park"

Jul 24, 2015

A peek through the gazebo and into Foster Park's popular Bridal Glen.
Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
Director Al Moll says Foster Park is a cornerstone of Fort Wayne's parks system.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

Colonel David Foster's strong belief in the importance of a city park network here in Fort Wayne earned him the title "Father of the Park System" back in the early 20th century.

And the space bearing his name, Foster Park, continues to be among the brightest stars among the 86 public municipal parks residents enjoy today.

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation director Al Moll says the park's unique features and rich legacy are responsible for making Foster what he calls "The People's Park."

This lofty designation led WBOI's Julia Meek to meet with Moll for a deeper look into the secret of this south side park's perennial popularity.

To learn more about Foster Park, and all of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation System, you can visit its website.