VISITING RIVERFRONT FORT WAYNE

Thanks to our three rivers, our ancestors formed this thriving community we call home, and it keeps getting better. Riverfront Fort Wayne extends from the confluence of the St. Marys, St. Joseph and Maumee Rivers and runs west along the St. Marys to Superior Street in downtown Fort Wayne. Take your time and explore.

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THINGS TO DO

VISITOR INFORMATION

HOURS

SUNDAY – THURSDAY
6:00AM – 8:00PM

FRIDAY – SATURDAY
6:00AM – 10:00PM

PLAN YOUR VISIT

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Our rivers offer many opportunities for activity and discovery. Explore our rich heritage of arts and culture, experience nature along riverfront habitats and adventure on the rivers. There is something for everyone to enjoy on our three rivers.

ART AND CULTURE

NATURE

  • Rivergreenway
  • Notable Flora Species
  • Notable Fauna Species
  • Notable Aquatic Species
  • Notable Avian Species
  • Geomorphology

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Promenade Park Entry Sculpture

 

Riverfront Art Benches

 

2016 Faces of the Fort

 

2016 Faces of the Fort

 

2016 Surprise Cinema

 

2017 Winter Cozy

 

2017 Winter Cozy

 

Fun on the Bridge

 

Fort Wayne Park Foundation Compass Pavilion

 

View from the Fort Wayne Park Compass Pavilion

 

Chuck & Lisa Surack - Sweetwater Bandshell

 

Chuck & Lisa Surack - Sweetwater Bandshell and Fort Wayne Park Compass Pavilion from river

 

Parkview Tree Canopy Trail

 

Parkview Tree Canopy Trail animation

 

Proposed Phase 2 & 3 looking northwest

 

Proposed Phase 2 & 3 looking southwest

 

2017 Dragon Boat Races Opening Ceremonies

 

2017 Dragon Boat Races

 

2016 Dragon Boat Races

 

2016 Dragon Boat Races

 

Kayaker enjoying our rivers

 

Storytime on the Bridge

 

Yoga on the Bridge

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

River Quality Education Series Event

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Riverfront Fort Wayne is always moving.

That means although we already have a lot to offer, our region is dreaming up bold plans to make our rivers even better.

After months of gathering research and public input, we’ve created detailed construction and engineering documents for multiple phases of development, and Phase 1 begins in 2017.

Phase 1 Objectives:
1. Urban Waterfront Features
2. Recreation and Exploration

See Phase 1 renderings below. Click here to download Phases 1 – 3 renderings.

SOUTH BANK:

Urban Waterfront Features

Fort Wayne is a city on the river, and the south bank of the St. Marys brings that idea to life. This bank is designed for the hustle and bustle of urban life with spaces for social interaction, special occasions and everyday outings right on the waterfront.

Aerial

Old National Bank Plaza

Fort Wayne Park Foundation Compass Pavilion

Ambassador Enterprises South Dock

Greenscape Steps

NORTH BANK:

Recreation and Exploration

As exciting as city life can be, our rivers also give us places to enjoy nature. The tree-lined north bank of the St. Marys is largely preserved for its natural beauty, with enhancements focused on extending the Rivergreenway trail system and encouraging exploration.

Aerial

Parkview Tree Canopy Trail

North Dock

PNC Bank Children's Play Area