Greater Fort Wayne proposing first-of-its-kind STEAM Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): It’s a park unlike any other.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. unveiled plans for the STEAM Park during its annual meeting Thursday. The $180 million park’s name would stand for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math. It would go at the River North property that was formerly owned by Omniscource, according to the Journal-Gazette.

The park would be the first of its kind in the country, CEO Eric Doden told the Journal-Gazette. It would feature saltwater and freshwater aquariums, along with an IMAX theater and buildings designed for educational children’s programming. It would also connect to Lawton Park nearby with a land bridge so people can access Science Central, according to Doden, along with providing a shuttle to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Greater Fort Wayne plans on reaching out to tech companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon to see if they can provide educational programming for children.

The project would probably require public funds, according to the Journal-Gazette. The city of Fort Wayne has also been trying to buy the property from the Rifkin family for years.

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