Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 02/17/18

Feb 16, 2018
Kara Heingartner

This podcast of the WBOI Weekend News Roundup highlights the top stories to hit the Fort Wayne area this week. It starts with the headlines and an interview with Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, who will be retiring at the end of March. Then, hearing from the only Hoosier Winter Olympian, Nick Goepper. Finally, Bravas representatives and one lucky winner talk about about the first annual "A Very Bougie Bravas Valentine's". 

For more information about the stories covered in the podcast, here are links to the full articles:

Fort Wayne Parks

The Foellinger Theatre will be receiving some upgrades in 2018.

Fort Wayne Regional Trail Network Celebrating 100th Mile

Nov 7, 2017

A milestone celebration is set to take place in Fort Wayne on Monday, Nov. 13 with the official marking of the 100th mile of the regional trail network.

Fort Wayne and area residents are welcome to attend the event, hosted by the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and Fort Wayne Trails Inc. Attendees can tag and post past and present trail memories and images on social media using #fwtrails100 or on the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails Facebook pages.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

Salomon Farm's Fiber Arts Celebration is a unique way to participate in the process and art of making natural fiber products like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. It's a free, two-day, family friendly event, sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Flax and Fleecers Spinning Guild of Fort Wayne.

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.

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.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Upon the proposal of Mayor Tom Henry’s 2017 budget, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation requested a $10 million bond from the City of Fort Wayne to aid in the completion of unfinished projects.

Courtesy/Frank Suarez

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

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Nine locations around Fort Wayne have Summer Playgrounds, free programs for kids ages five and up that provide summertime activities and free meals to participants. 

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.