A visit to Fort Wayne this spring won’t be complete without stepping foot in at least one of the local parks or trails the area has to offer. A newly-enhanced website showcasing Fort Wayne’s green space debuted this month to help you plan your next visit – and even includes sample itineraries for enjoying a day outdoors.
Among the most popular city parks are:
And when it comes to walking, running or wheeling along trails, the options are endless. The Fort Wayne area hosts more than 65 miles of trails, including both land and water – for kayaking, connecting visitors to the area parks, downtown and a host of local attractions. Traveling on foot, wheels or by water has never been easier!
Visit the trail system guide online for easy to read color-coded maps and links to the parks and trails websites. Sample trail itineraries include a 4.5-mile loop downtown taking you by scenic views of the cityscape, downtown museums and eateries. For a longer tour, consider biking a six or eight mile loop from Foster Park to another local green space, Tillman Park. This route will guide you near one of Fort Wayne’s favorite ice cream shops, and provides water fountain and restroom stops along the way.
Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s largest metropolitan area. The city, along with its county seat, is home to approximately 90 parks, encompassing more than 2,800 acres of land. A dozen of these are Legacy Parks, a term coined to signify a park that has been established for a century years or longer. For more information on the parks and trails featured here visit Fort Wayne Parks and Trails online and begin planning your next outdoor excursion.