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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.

  • Riverfront Clean Ups

    Guldlin Park, Van Buren St. & Michaels Ave.

    December 1, 2018 - February 16, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2018-12-01 08:30:00 2019-02-16 12:00:00 Riverfront Clean Ups <p>Volunteers will clip honeysuckle limbs from bushes, cut down the remaining trunks with handsaws and carry the brush to an area in the park. All tools and work gloves will be provided. The honeysuckle stems are not prickly and the brush isn’t heavy. This is a family-friendly activity, so children are welcome, too. Please dress for the weather! Close- toed shoes, like tennis shoes, are recommended. Groups of 4-40 volunteers are encouraged to sign up for one of the Riverfront cleanups listed above by calling 260-427-6026.</p> 1900 N. Clinton and Fourth Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-09 14:00:00 2019-02-10 15:00:00 Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers <p>Winter is a great time of year for beginning birders to start in this fascinating and rewarding hobby! Our urban rivers feature a huge variety of bird species (even bald eagles!) and provide fantastic vantage points—you’ll be an avid birder before long! We will continue our partnership with Cor- nell University Ornithology Lab, tracking and col- lecting data on urban birds, and sharing our new found knowledge with them. This guided urban hike is open to all ages and experience levels. We’ll share birding tricks and trips, as you enjoy the diverse bird life along our rivers- and maybe spot some winter migrators while we’re out! We will spend the first few minutes of each program learning some basics about birdwatching and how to use binoculars (we have a few pairs of binoculars and bird guides to share if you don’t have your own). Each participant will receive a Riverfront life list. This program is free and no pre-registration is necessary. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.</p> 1900 N. Clinton and Fourth Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Young Naturalist Series

    Psi Ote Lower Pavilion, Bob Arnold Northside Park, Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.

    January 19, 2019 - February 16, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-01-19 10:00:00 2019-02-16 11:00:00 Young Naturalist Series <p>Psi Ote Lower Pavilion, Bob Arnold Northside Park, Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.<br />Young naturalists (ages 5-10) are invited to join us for an hour of learning, crafts and fun themed snacks. The program is FREE and limited to 20 children plus their grown-ups. Please contact Kim Weldon at 427-5166 or kimberly.weldon@cityof- fortwayne.org to sign up and reserve your seat. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each program. In the event of inclement weather, please check Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.<br /><br />The History of Groundhog’s Day Saturday, January 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m.<br />Get a jump on Groundhog’s Day and uncover the history and myths surrounding this yearly event. Along with learning some interesting facts about our favorite furry prognosticator, we’ll make our own Groundhog’s Day prediction, make a ground- hog puppet, and enjoy a Groundhog’s Day snack before our time is up!<br /><br /><br />Animal Tracks and Facts<br />Saturday, February 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.<br />Little detectives will discover what animals are still active during winter and what they are doing, as well as how to identify the tracks they make. We’ll have fun making our own animal tracks, creating a fun woodland animal craft, and enjoy a great ani- mal track themed treat before the hour is over!</p> State Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-26 2019-01-26 Winter Cozy <p>Come cozy up with your neighbor, break down your barriers, and get warm in winter. Your winter blues will fade away as we dance, play, and recreate inside a heated tent with cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase, live music and games, ice sculptures, and drink luges. This is Fort Wayne’s most exciting (21+) adults-only winter event. Admission is $10 at the door (cash or credit). More information is available at www. RiverfrontFW.org or by calling Megan Butler at (260) 427-6248. Sponsored by Majic 95.1!</p> 1900 N. Clinton and Fourth Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Riverfront Educational Series

    Hop River Brewing Company

    February 11, 2019 - April 8, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-02-11 18:30:00 2019-04-08 20:00:00 Riverfront Educational Series <p>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 at www.RiverfrontFW.org or by calling Megan Butler at (260) 427-6248. Sponsored by WANE 15 and Hop River Brewing Company.<br /><br />Monday, February 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.<br />Our Muddy Rivers:<br />Water Quality, Cleanups, and more<br /><br />Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.<br />Building Our Future:<br />Phase 1 Previews and Phases 2&amp;3 Plans<br /><br />Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.<br />Party on the Riverfront: Events, Programs, Tours</p> 1900 N. Clinton and Fourth Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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2018 Visitors GuideClick here to view a copy of our latest Visitors Guide, or request your free copy by mail!