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.
Visit the map for:
THINGS TO DO
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
- Promenade Park Entry Sculpture (coming June, 2018)
- Riverfront Art Benches
- Headwaters Park Hamilton Sculpture Garden
- The Old Fort
- Science Central
- Bicentennial Heritage Trail
- Interesting architecture: Wells Street Bridge, Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge, Swinney Park Suspension Bridge
- Arts United Arts Campus nearby!
- Notable Flora Species
- Notable Fauna Species
- Notable Aquatic Species
- Notable Avian Species
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW?
Sculpture Chosen for Promenade Park
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.
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.
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.
Mother Nature Approved
The City’s Parks & Recreation Department is completing a comprehensive Riparian Management Plan to ensure that all vegetation clearing, replanting and maintenance is performed in a manner that is both beneficial and sustainable for our natural environment.