On May 1, Indiana launched a 5-phase Back On Track plan to reopen the state's various industries. As we continue to move through these reopening phases, our goal is to provide Fort Wayne residents and visitors with helpful information on our attractions and venues. 

Read on to find the current status and planned reopening dates for your favorite Fort Wayne attractions, sports, music venues, shopping centers, and public services.

*NOTE: We will update this list on a regular basis. Please check back frequently for updates as more information is available. 

Jump to a specific section on the list: Attractions | Venues | Public Services | Sports | Shopping | Dining | Additional Information

Kayaking Fort Wayne's rivers with a view of the skyline.

Reopening Attractions and Venues in Fort Wayne

ATTRACTIONS

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14

Botanical Conservatory | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14 (at 50% capacity)
Conjure Coffee inside the Botanical Conservatory will also reopen on June 14.

Castle Gallery | Closed

Chief Richardville House | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 15 (at 50% capacity)

Combat Ops Entertainment | OPEN*
Outdoor attractions are open, including outdoor mini golf and axe throwing. Indoor attractions will open on June 14 at Noon.

Firefighters Museum | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 15

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo | Closed
Date to Reopen:​

  • June 14 – July 3: Members Only | The Zoo will open at 50% capacity. Members will need a free, timed ticket available here.
  • July 4: Open to the public

The Zoo will extend its 2020 season through October 31.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14
See Details

Fort Wayne Outfitters | OPEN
In-store service limited. Reserve all rentals online and call when you arrive. Staff will meet you at the water and put your kayak or other rental in the water to prevent contact. Learn more about reserving rentals.

Hartland Winery | Closed*
Date to Reopen: June 17 (at 75% capacity)
*Curbside pickup currently available Friday–Sunday.
See Details

Historic Old Fort | OPEN*
*The Old Fort is currently open for guests to walk through. Buildings will reopen July 4.

Lazer X | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14

Pro Bowl West | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14

Science Central | Closed

Spectrum Virtual Reality Arcade | OPEN
No walk-ins accepted at this time; MUST call to book in advance. Face masks required for entry, and no groups larger than 6 people at a time. 
Reservations, Details, and Precautions

The History Center | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 15
See Details

Tokens-N-Tickets | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 14

Two EE's Winery | Closed*
Date to Reopen: June 15 (at 75% capacity with social distancing)
*Curbside pickup currently available.
See Details

Visitors Center | OPEN
Max. of 6 guests in the Visitors Center at a time. Masks and social distancing strongly encouraged.

 

Aerial View of Arts United Campus

VENUES

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum | OPEN*
*Box office is open. Concerts and events have been cancelled or postponed for the time being.

Arts United | Closed
See Details

Club Room at The Clyde | OPEN
Shows at the Club Room are cancelled for the time being. Parties will be limited to 6 people. Reservations recommended. Call (260) 407-8530 to reserve a table.
See Details and Precautions

The Clyde Theatre | Closed
Concerts have been postponed or cancelled through the end of June. The box office remains closed until further notice.
See Details

Embassy Theatre | OPEN*
*Box office is open by phone or email through the end of May. You can reach the box office at (260) 424-6287 or by email at kevin@fwembassytheatre.org. See rescheduled show dates at fwembassytheatre.org.
See Details

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre | Closed
Date to Reopen: August 1
The opening of the 2020 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert season is postponed to August 1. Check back to FoellingerTheatre.org to see new dates for shows scheduled in June and July as they become available.

Fort Wayne Comedy Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: July 11

Fort Wayne Dance Collective | Closed
Date to Reopen: June 12

Grand Wayne Convention Center | Closed
See Details

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion | Closed
The beginning of the 2020 season has been delayed until July. Find additional details here.

 

View of the Wells Street Bridge at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne

PUBLIC SERVICES

Allen County Parks | OPEN*
Parks open. Programs, playgrounds, and rental facilities closed.

Fort Wayne Parks | OPEN*

  • OPEN: Parks, golf courses, Lawton Skate Park, Hurshtown Reservoir, all park restrooms, athletic courts (tennis, basketball, futsal, and pickleball), Johnny Appleseed Campground, and athletic fields open for practice.
  • Closed Until Further Notice: Park playgrounds, splash pads, and spraygrounds
  • Dog Parks are open to residents with memberships. Details and Membership
  • City Pavilions open to limited capacity starting June 1. Open to full capacity starting July 4.
  • Supervised public playground program closed all summer.
  • Fort Wayne city pools closed all summer.
  • Lifetime Sports Academy, Franke Park Day Camp, Salomon Farm Camp, and Conservatory Day Camp cancelled.

Find more information here. See Fort Wayne Parks & Rec COVID-19 FAQs.

Parks and Recreation Community Centers | Closed
Downtown Community Center will open at 50% capacity on June 14.

Allen County Courthouse | Closed

Allen County Public Library | Closed*
Contactless curbside pickup available for holds at the Main Library and select branch locations. See details, hours, and participating branches here.

Citizens Square and Rousseau Centre | OPEN
Guests and employees are encouraged to use the hand sanitizing stations in the building, follow social distancing markers, and maintain a limit of two people at a time on each elevator. Learn more.

Riverfront Fort Wayne Programs | Closed

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne | OPEN
Restrictions:

  • No guests
  • No contact sports
  • Limited pool capacity
  • Childcare available with limited capacity

See Details and Branch Hours

 

The Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone

SPORTS

ASH Centre | OPEN
Opening in stages beginning May 24.
See Details and Precautions

Empowered Sports Club | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

Fort Wayne Curling Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: September 2020

Fort Wayne Komets | Closed

Fort Wayne Mad Ants | Closed

Fort Wayne Sport Club | Closed

Fort Wayne TinCaps | Closed

Spiece Fieldhouse | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse | OPEN
Date to Reopen: May 25
Golf House is OPEN by appointment only — no walk-ins at this time. Email fwgolfhouse@gmail.com to reserve a tee time.
See Details

SportONE/Parkview Icehouse | OPEN*
*Reopening for Roller Programs on May 24.
Reopening for Ice Programs on June 8.
See Details and Precautions

The Plex Facilities | OPEN*
*Check here to see the reopening phases for The Plex facilities.

Turnstone | Closed
Starting June 1, Turnstone's Health & Wellness Center is open by appointment only to members.

 

Spring flowers at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center in Fort Wayne

SHOPPING

Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market | OPEN
Will remain at the Parkview Field concourse until further notice. Saturdays 9am-1pm.
See Details and Precautions

Glenbrook Square Mall | OPEN*
*Check here for individual store status before visiting.
See Details and Precautions

Jefferson Pointe | OPEN*
*Check here for individual store and restaurant status before visiting.
See Details and Precautions

Sweetwater Retail Store | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

YLNI Farmers Market | OPEN
Located at the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets in downtown Fort Wayne. Saturdays 9am-1pm.
See Details and Precautions

Please visit our Boutiques page and check with individual stores before visiting.

 

Trubble Brewing Interior - Fort Wayne, Indiana

DINING

According to Indiana Governor Holcomb's Back-on-Track guidelines, restaurants were permitted to open for dine-in at 50% capacity beginning May 11. The guidelines include the following phases for restaurants:

  • Beginning May 11 | Dine-in at 50% capacity
  • Beginning June 13 | Dine-in at 75% capacity
  • Beginning July 4 | Dine-in at 100% capacity

Restaurants may choose to reopen at a slower pace, and some are continuing with just carryout during this time. Before visiting a restaurant, we recommend calling or visiting their website or social media pages to see what precautions and restrictions they have in place.

 

Promenade Park Aerial

MORE

Please visit our Visitor Information page to see Indiana's Back On Track guidelines for restaurants, retail, and more. We encourage you to call or go online before visiting attractions, venues, restaurants, stores, and other locations for the latest information and precautions.

Want to be included in this list? If your attraction or venue is not included in this list and would like to be—or to update your information currently listed above—please email emilyh@visitfortwayne.com.

This post was originally published on 5/12/2020. Last updated: 6/1/2020