Mayor Applauds Planned Improvements to the City’s Parks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  This afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry was joined by members of the Parks & Recreation Department, officials, and community and neighborhood leaders to applaud the planned improvements the public will see in the City’s Parks system.  

The financial plan provides $3 million in annual funding to assist with maintenance and improvement projects at Parks facilities without having to borrow money. 

“By investing in our future, we’re demonstrating a commitment to a great quality of life that’s sustainable and positions us for success,” said Mayor Henry. “Children, families, and neighborhoods benefit by having a Parks system that provides tremendous recreational, educational, and social opportunities for growth and development. I continue to be encouraged by the positive momentum in the City of Fort Wayne.” 

“This dedicated annual funding will enable us to continue our stewardship of the community’s parklands, facilities and public trees entrusted to our care,” said Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll. “And as part of our operating model, we solicit some level of private matching funds for projects.”

Highlights of planned improvements in 2014:

* Hamilton Park Splash Pad

*Additional restroom in Shoaff Park

* Resurface/repair projects – first year of ten year plan to resurface and/or repair roadways, parking     lots, tennis courts and basketball courts in the Parks system

* Annual tree replacement/treatment program

* Phase One – Diehm Museum Pavilion renovation