Riverfront Fort Wayne
Since Fort Wayne’s establishment, our three rivers: the St. Marys, the St. Joseph, and the Maumee, have been an intrinsic part of the city.
Today, you can spend a whole day exploring Riverfront Fort Wayne’s attractions and amenities – offering outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family.
Explore Riverfront Fort Wayne below, and plan your day adventuring the trails along the river, exploring the attractions that cross your path, getting out onto the water, and discovering adventure together!
Promenade Park offers visitors a brand-new take on entertainment, recreation and relaxation. Promenade Park offers visitors a chance to:
Play – With interactive options for family fun!
- Stroll the Parkview Tree Canopy Trail
- Splash in the Doermer Kids' Canal
- Play at the PNC Playground
- Enjoy Ping Pong, Foosball, and Cornhole tables
Explore – Extensive river access points and new opportunities to get on the river enable visitors to enjoy scenic boat tours or head out on their own in a rented kayak.
Relax – Dining and park experiences offer opportunities to “hang out” and enjoy the views any day of the week. Grab a snack from the many food truck vendors or the cafe.
Celebrate – Promenade Park houses the state-of-the-art Sweetwater Band Shell and Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheater – promising concerts and live music experiences throughout the season.
We’ve designed a few water trails to help you chart a course on our rivers.
Play on the Rivers
If you’re ready to venture onto the waters, you can do it by canoe, single or double kayak, or standing paddleboard. Fort Wayne Outfitters rents all three at hourly, half-day, and full-day rates. You can also rent canoes or kayaks from Earth Adventures Unlimited. This is a great way to see the city! Check out a few of our suggested water trails here.
Experience the city by taking a boat ride on one of the three rivers in Downtown Fort Wayne.
You can enjoy rides along the river this summer with:
Airboat Rides – Feel the breeze, and take a fun airboat ride.
- Time: Varies
- Departs From: River Dock below the Deck at Don Hall's Gas House, Foster Park, and other locations
- Tickets: $30 - $35 per adult; $25 for children 13 and under
- Booking: Mike Gasdorf at (260) 417-3249 or Airboat1.com
Rum Runner Party Boats – A unique Party Barge experience. Groups of up to 16 can book this floating bar for a tour on the rivers.
- Time: 2 hours
- Departs From: Varies. Typically Headwaters Park West. Please confirm when you book.
- Tickets: $40 per person on weekends, $35 per person on weekdays
- Minimum of 12 passengers or $480 on weekends
- Minimum of 10 passengers of $350 on weekdays
- Booking: RumRunnerPartyBoats.com
- Joey Tippman - (260) 705-0313
Sweet Breeze replica 1840s canal boat
2022 Tours Begin Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 1:00-2:30 p.m., 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Promenade Park Boat Deck, 202 West Superior Street
Relax and enjoy a guided cruise on the Fort Wayne Rivers. Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic canal boat replica is offering 45 and 90 minute tour lengths. This fully accessible tour will be a fun experience for everyone! Each tour provides an opportunity to learn something new about Fort Wayne through its riverfront. Tickets are $27 per person for the 90-minute cruise and $17 per person for the 45-minute cruise. Thursdays in July, book an evening cruise with live music. For the full list of dates, go to www.RideSweetBreeze.org. For information about private tours please email email@example.com
Parks and Trails
Fort Wayne is home to more than 80 parks and more than 100 miles of trails, the most prominent of which is Rivergreenway. The Rivergreenway Trail stretches 25 miles from Fort Wayne to New Haven, winding along the banks of the rivers. This trail is perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, biking, and more.
Rent a bike with Fort Wayne Outfitters who make it easy for you to hop on a trail and enjoy the river scenery.
For more information, visit riverfrontfw.org
Riverfront Fort Wayne Events Calendar
Explore events happening around Riverfront Fort Wayne.