October 9, 2023 - Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will host three open houses this week for the public to see input provided since May for the 10-year Comprehensive Planning project. Residents are invited to stop in at their convenience to provide input and interact with staff.

The Open House events will be held at three different locations and at day and evening times in an effort to accommodate as many residents as possible.

Tues., Oct. 10

6:00-8:00 p.m.

David Hefner Pavilion, Franklin School Park

1903 St. Marys Ave.


Wed., Oct. 11

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sears Pavilion, Indian Village Park

1701 Bluffton Rd.


Wed., Oct. 11

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Franke Pond Pavilion, Franke Park

3411 Sherman Blvd.


The outcome of the plan will direct the park system planning for the next 10 years and will guide the parks department mission and goals to provide leisure opportunities and stewardship of our parks. Public meetings held in May followed by an online survey and interactive platform in August received robust feedback and the project is now in the planning process.

Fort Wayne Parks Director Steve McDaniel encourages people to attend and provide input as they are able. He observes “we have a team of employees who are committed to providing excellent services and offerings to the public.”

The planning process is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2024.