Promenade Park grand opening delayed

May 8, 2019

The grand opening of Fort Wayne’s Promenade Park on the riverfront has been delayed until August 9-11 because of weather. 

The park’s grand opening was scheduled June 21-23, but a wet spring made it difficult for construction crews to do work on certain aspects of the park, a city statement said today. 

Areas of the park impacted because of the weather include the Parkview Tree Canopy Trail, PNC Playground, Little Creek Bioswale, The Journal Gazette Foundation Dining Gardens and the Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre. 

Other projects in the park are on schedule and have not been impacted by the weather, the city said. 

The grand opening will feature a floating band performance, community art projects, lighted boat parade, butterfly release and boat rides.