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

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Sculpture Chosen for Promenade Park

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

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.

Aerial
1. Old National Bank Plaza
2. Park Foundation Pavilion
3. Betsy Chapman Family Gardens
4. Entry Plaza
5. Little Creek Bioswale
6. Rotary Fountain
7. Auer Lawn
8. Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre
9. Convergence Sculpture
10. Sweetwater Bandshell
11. The Journal Gazette Foundation Dining Gardens
12. Doermer Kids' Canal
 

Old National Bank Plaza

Park Foundation Pavilion

Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre

Doermer Kids' Canal

Sweetwater Bandshell

Rotary Fountain

NORTH BANK:

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.

Aerial
1. Parkview Tree Canopy Trail
2. Boating Docks and Ramps
3. PNC Playground
 

Parkview Tree Canopy Trail

Boating Docks and Ramps

PNC Playground