The Donahue family has called Fort Wayne home for most of their lives. They enjoy numerous parks, local dining options, and revitalized downtown. They recently moved downtown to be closer to many of their favorite spots and activities.

Family-friendly and accessibility are key factors for the Donahue Family. Some of their favorite Fort Wayne recommendations include:

Donahue's son in front of fall pumpkins and floral arrangement.
      The Donahue's son shares some of his favorite places!

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Donahue family loves exploring the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, especially with its many accessible features and rides like the Z.O.&O. Railroad and the Endangered Species carousel. It's no surprise that the Zoo is internationally recognized for its award-winning animal exhibits and well-manicured grounds, offering an experience that everyone can enjoy. All pathways in the zoo are wheelchair accessible except for the gravel paths in the Indiana Farm and Australian Adventure, and there are also accessible rides, restrooms, and wheelchair rental and charging available. The zoo also offers sensory kits and designated areas for families if you need a quiet place to rest!

Father and son enjoying the panda mural in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Public Art

Around almost every corner in Fort Wayne, there is public art, and the Donahues enjoy searching for it along the Fort Wayne Public Art Trail. Explore more than 100 photo-worthy locations in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne and throughout Allen County. 

Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground

The Donahue family says it's easy to enjoy this inclusive and accessible playground at Kreager ParkTaylor's Dream Boundless Playground is Indiana's first boundless playground and offers children physical, sensory, and developmental support and fun. This park is divided into three areas that were designed for different aged children's needs providing every child an opportunity for play.


The Donahues love sporting events like TinCaps baseball, Komet Hockey, and Fort Wayne FC games! The home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps is the award-winning Parkview Field. They have wheelchair accessible seating, wheelchair charging, and offer sensory kits among so many other great accessible features! A Komet Hockey game at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the perfect setting for a night out in Fort Wayne for the whole family. The Memorial Coliseum is wheelchair accessible and offers sensory kits and quiet rooms. Fort Wayne FC (FWFC) presents the highest-level competitive men’s outdoor soccer team in Northeast Indiana and all home games are held at Bishop John D’Arcy Stadium at the University of Saint Francis.

Botanical Conservatory

With its interactive displays, great photo ops, and beautiful scenery, the Donahue family loves to explore the Botanical Conservatory. Come enjoy this oasis in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne and immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of its plants and gardens. Another reason to love visiting the Botanical Conservatory is its typically serene environment. However, on those days when it is crowded and busy, quiet rooms are available. All pathways are wheelchair accessible and the winding walkways are lined with benches along the way.


See the Donahue Family's feature on page 31 of the 2024 Visitors Guide!