Fort Wayne Parks

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This time of the summer is usually referred to as the “dog days,” due to excessive heat and lethargy that results from it. Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation held an event to give the dogs their own summer day.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Nearly 100 years after Fort Wayne bought land that would later become Memorial Park, the city is looking at the possibility of leasing some of it to Indiana Tech to build an athletic complex.

The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners voted Thursday to continue discussion of a partnership between the city and Indiana Tech. This could allow Indiana Tech to build an athletic complex in Memorial Park.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Indiana Tech announced last week its intent to build an estimated $6.4 million dollar athletic facility in Memorial Park on Fort Wayne’s east side. Some historic preservation advocates would like to stop the private university’s expansion.

Courtesy/Frank Suarez

Allen County trails are expanding in southern Fort Wayne. Officials broke ground on the project Tuesday.

Fort Wayne Ranks Last In Parks Study

May 26, 2016
Courtesy/The Trust For Public Land

The Trust for Public Land released its ParkScore ranking today, which ranks cities based on the size of its parks, amenities and the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk to a park.

Zach Bernard, WBOI News

The City of Fort Wayne may allocate more money to Parks and Recreation in the upcoming budget.

When Parks Flood, the Costs Add Up

Jun 25, 2015
Virginia Alvino / WBOI News

Recent flooding could cost the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department  hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean-up and lost revenue. 

The parks near Fort Wayne’s rivers are designed to flood – they work as reservoirs to protect property.   

While many parks have been reopened this week after recent heavy rains, portions of Foster and Swinney Park remain under water, and in need of extensive clean up.   

Parks Director Al Moll says the problem isn’t insurmountable.