Promenade Park Opening Information

Fort Wayne’s three rivers: the St. Marys, the St. Joseph, and the Maumee, are a great source of entertainment, exploration, and fun in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. From adventuring the trails along the river, to getting out on the water, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience Fort Wayne’s riverfront.

Promenade Park is the new “front door” to Fort Wayne’s rivers - scheduled to open on August 9-11, 2019. The park will feature new river access points, dining, a fully accessible park and playground, a Tree Canopy Trail, and more.

Fort Wayne Skyline as seen from the Sweet Breeze Canal Boat Tour

Promenade Park Opening Celebration

Grand Opening Celebration:
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Opening celebrations will include three days of themed hands-on activities, family-friendly fun, performances, celebrations, displays and more. The Grand Opening will feature a floating band performance, community art projects, lighted boat parade, butterfly release, and boat rides.


Promenade Park is located along the North and South Banks of the St. Marys River, between Harrison St. and the Old Wells Street along Superior.


Parking for the Promenade Park Opening Celebration will be available with on-street parking, the Plaza garage, and Freimann Square.

In addition, for parking and access to the park all year round, parking is available with on-street parking, the Plaza garage, and Freimann Square.  (Parking Map)

Join Fort Wayne for this one-of-a-kind river celebration!

*Schedules will be added when available for the Grand Opening.

Promenade Park All Year Round

Promenade Park, the first phase of Fort Wayne’s transformational Riverfront Fort Wayne project, offers a unique location to help further connect Fort Wayne’s rivers to downtown amenities including dining, shopping, attractions, events, and activities.

Choose Your Own Fort Wayne Indiana Adventure - Riverfront Explorer

Promenade Park developments along the North and South Bank of the St. Marys river include:

1) Sweetwater Band Shell
2) Parkview Tree Canopy Trail
3) Doermer Kids' Canal
4) Auer Lawn
5) Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre
6) Journal Gazette Dining Gardens
(Above Left) PNC Playground
(Above Right) Parkview Tree Canopy Trail detail view

Plus, the Promenade Park developments only enhance Fort Wayne’s current riverfront offerings including our arts and cultural experiences at Science Central, The Old Fort, and the existing outdoor recreation opportunities including kayaking, boat rides, bike trails, events and more.

We can’t wait for you to experience Fort Wayne - from our rivers!

To learn more about Riverfront Fort Wayne and Promenade Park, visit:

Explore Our Three Rivers

In Downtown Fort Wayne, our rivers offer natural experiences in urban settings. And as they travel away from the city, our rivers provide paddlers with amazing opportunities to explore Indiana’s waterways and countryside. Rent a watercraft and explore these water trails by kayak and canoe.

More to Come

As Promenade Park is just the first phase of Riverfront development, stay tuned for future private developments that include residential and multi-use buildings, and public developments.

2019 Visitor's GuideClick here to view a copy of our latest Visitors Guide, or request your free copy by mail!