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Riverfront Fort Wayne

  • Address: 705 East State Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Phone: (260) 427-6000
  • Fax: (260) 427-6020
  • Website: Visit Website

Riverfront Fort Wayne is many things—a public park, a visionary organization, a community movement—all intended to help our rivers become a year-round destination in Northeast Indiana. We’re all about rivers because, in many ways, our rivers define us.

Our three rivers flow. They ramble and they roll; they roam and they rush. They rise. Their sound becomes a rhythm, becomes a beat—a heartbeat. They breathe life into our community. They breathe commerce. Adventure. And romance.

On these banks, we’re at our best—recognizing our past, but creating a new momentum. Forward. Our rivers brought us here. Today, we’re in the middle of a powerful story, and tomorrow looks even better. In Northeast Indiana and downtown Fort Wayne, we’re just like our rivers: Always moving. View the Riverfront Fort Wayne brochure HERE.

  • Project Squirrel

    Lawton Park

    March 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-03-24 10:00:00 2019-05-26 11:00:00 Project Squirrel <p>We will observe, collect data, and share info with scientists about the squirrels found along our rivers. All ages are welcome and no registration is needed.</p> State Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Watch the Wild

    Lawton Park

    April 7, 2019 - May 5, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-04-07 10:00:00 2019-05-05 11:00:00 Watch the Wild <p>We will observe and report on plants, water, and wildlife on our river and what season changes are happening. Observations are collected and shared with the scientific community through Nature Watch. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.</p> State Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Birdwatching on our Urban Rivers

    Lawton Park

    April 14, 2019 - May 12, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-04-14 10:00:00 2019-05-12 11:00:00 Birdwatching on our Urban Rivers <p>We will collect a bird count that is shared with Cornell Bird Lab that is focused on urban birds. The basics of learning to use binoculars and identifying birds will be shared. All ages are welcome; no pre-registration is required. Please note the time change from previous season.<br /><br />Please meet at the Lawton Park Trailhead on 4th Street.<br /><br />(Please follow our Facebook page for cancellation notice due to weather.)</p> 1900 N. Clinton and Fourth Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-19 10:00:00 2019-05-19 11:00:00 Young Naturalist: River Otters <p>Young Naturalists are invited to join us for an hour of learning, crafts, and fun themed snacks. This FREE program is limited to 20 children plus their grown-ups. Please contact Kim Weldon at 427-5166 or kimberly.weldon@cityoffortwayne.org to sign up. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each program. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations. <br /><br />River Otters<br />Sunday, May 19, 10am - 11am<br />You "otter" take this class if you love otters! Not only will you learn all about the life of a river otter, you will get to make your own otter puppet and discover what it takes to make an inviting home for these cute furry critters. A tasty otter-themed snack will finish off or hour of fun.</p> State Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-21 2019-06-23 Promenade Park Grand Opening <div class="vc_column-inner"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <h2 class="vc_custom_heading about-column-header vc_custom_1549649930111">YOU'RE INVITED</h2> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element vc_custom_1549651853361"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Celebrate the grand opening of Promenade Park with us, and bring the whole family with you! Here, you’ll find something for everyone. There’s so much to see and do, and it’s better when we do it together.</p> <p><span>Meet Me at the Riverfront.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-6"> <div class="vc_column-inner"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <h2 class="vc_custom_heading about-column-header vc_custom_1549651766191">EVENTS</h2> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element list"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <ul> <li>Floating Band Performance</li> <li>Three Community Art Projects</li> <li>River Lighting</li> <li>Boat Flotilla</li> <li>Butterfly Release</li> <li>Free Boat Rides</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p><span>More to be announced in May.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our momentum is carried throughout northeast Indiana by our three rivers. And with the grand opening of Promenade Park, we promise amazing experiences in extraordinary places.</p> <p>Located on the northern edge of downtown Fort Wayne at the corner of Superior and Harrison Streets, Promenade Park will be home to gathering spaces for our community, including a pavilion, amphitheater, canopy trail, kids’ canal, playground and more.</p> 202 W. Superior Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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2019 Visitor's GuideClick here to view a copy of our latest Visitors Guide, or request your free copy by mail!