Riverfront Fort Wayne – Promenade Park


The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has a rich history of Native American and European settlers who strategically designed fortified camps at the confluence of three rivers – evolving into the now-modern city. In recent years civic leaders recognized the value of creating riverfront attractions that strengthen their downtown into a regional destination.

We were selected to re-imagine a new waterfront amenity in Promenade Park along the St. Mary’s River. The goal was to increase recreational use of the river, dining and entertainment venues, programmed events, and ecological restoration. The result is a riverfront that gives the community direct access to the river, opportunities to experience the ebbs, flows and sounds of nature, and an equitable landscape for people of all ages, races, physical abilities, and economic situations.


City of Fort Wayne


Fort Wayne, IN


6 Acres


  • Landscape Architecture


2022 – WLA Professional Award Honoree (Built Large)

2021 – ULI Global – Awards for Excellence Honoree 2021 – ULI Americas – Awards for Excellence

2021 – Architzer A+Awards – Landscape and Planning Public Park – Jury Winner

2020 – Fast Company’s Innovation by Design – Honorable Mention in Cities Category

2019 – ASLA IN – Award of Excellence (Built)

2019 – ASLA IL – Merit Award (Built)

2019 – ASLA Central States – Award of Excellence (Built)

2019 – ASLA St. Louis – Design and Constructed over $500K Merit Award

2016 – ASLA St. Louis – Master Plan – Planning, Research & Communications Merit Award