If you’re looking for one last road-trip destination before school starts, you might want to head to Fort Wayne.
The first phase of Fort Wayne’s Promenade Park officially opens to the public on Friday, August 9, and the city is holding a weekend-long celebration that will include live music and comedy performances, a “river lighting,” and Dragon Boat races.
When the park is completed, it promises to be a home for fun new experiences and gathering spaces for northeast Indiana. The 4.2-acre park will include a pavilion, amphitheater, canopy trail, kids’ canal, playground and more.
Promenade Park will feature many interactive elements, including a treetop canopy trail that stretches 560 feet from the historic Wells Street Bridge to the Harrison Street Bridge, offering a tree-top view of the park, the river and the Fort Wayne skyline. In addition, visitors will find an accessible playground, interactive water feature, amphitheater and beer garden.
The park was designed to be welcoming and accessible to people of all abilities. The paths have tactile surface features for vision-impaired individuals, wheelchair accessible grassy areas, accessibility at the water’s edge for easier transfer from wheelchair to watercraft, a dedicated handicap parking area, family restrooms and wide paths.
Promenade Park connects Fort Wayne’s three rivers — the St. Mary’s, St. Joseph and Maumee — to downtown Fort Wayne, and is a great way to experience the natural rivers in the heart of Fort Wayne’s urban center.
For more information, head to www.visitfortwayne.com/promenadepark.