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.
Riverfront Fort Wayne Phase I, Promenade Park, is located at 202 W. Superior Street.
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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, 2019)
- 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
Riverfront Fort Wayne is always moving.
This is the year! Riverfront is here! Riverfront Fort Wayne is again offering the public three opportunities to meet the team involved with Riverfront development and learn more about plans for the future, including the exciting news we will have to share about Promenade Park, water quality updates, and brand new opportunities to enjoy our beautiful three rivers.
Each evening will feature a different topic and panel discussion at Hop River Brewing Company. Beer, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as light snacks will be available for purchase. Hop River will offer free tours of the brewery before and after the event.
This FREE event is family-friendly and limited to the first 200 people, so plan to arrive early. More information, including parking information, is available by calling Megan Butler at 260-427-6248. Sponsored by WANE 15 and Hop River Brewing Company.
Monday, February 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Our Muddy Rivers: Water Quality, Cleanups, and more
Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Building Our Future: Phase 1 Previews and Phases 2&3 Plans
Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Party on the Riverfront: Events, Programs, Tours
Urban Waterfront Features
The south bank of the riverfront is designed around social interaction, special occasions and everyday outings. Its urban waterfront features include a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces that range from small and intimate to large and spacious.
Recreation and Exploration
The tree-lined north bank of the river leverages the Rivergreenway trail system and expands on the river’s recreation and exploration opportunities. It builds on this bank’s role as a center of outdoor activities.
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.