Hundred Acre Wood Exhibit – January 12-April 21

This winter, come in from the cold at the Botanical Conservatory and discover the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. Visitors will find Eeyore, Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh Bear have made their homes quite comfortably in the Botanical Conservatory’s Showcase Garden. Relive or be introduced to the imaginative stories of A.A. Milne from his […]

What’s Happening On The Riverfront: January 2019

Riverfront Public Input Meeting January 10, 6 p.m. Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The community is invited to provide input about the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne and get updates on the progress of Promenade Park. Light snacks will be provided, and attendees can enter to win tickets to Winter Cozy! Birdwatching […]

Leaf Collection Update

The second pass for leaves raked to the curb finished last week, but the Street Department is extending leaf pick up for residents with bagged leaves, through Friday, January 11, 2018. Residents who have the paper biodegradable leaf bags should call 311 to schedule a pick-up. Bags will be picked up within two business days […]

New Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Hours, Services For 2019

New hours, permit pricing and services went into effect January 2 at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. The business office will be adding an hour of service to better accommodate residents. The business office is used for owners wishing to surrender their pets to the shelter, lost and found pets, pet registrations and law […]

Investing In Our Future: Commitment To Maintain And Improve Parks

Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel today provided an update on the 2018 capital improvement projects and programs in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Over 43 projects were completed in 2018 and the City of Fort Wayne invested close to $3 million in Parks & […]

Bohdan Named New Allen Superior Court Magistrate

John C. Bohdan, II, a long-time Allen County public defender and graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of law, has been named a Magistrate in the Allen Superior Court Misdemeanor and Traffic Division. Bohdan, 54, is currently a deputy Allen County Public Defender and a practicing private attorney with the Bohdan Law Office. As […]

Mayor Announces Neighborhood Grant Recipients

Mayor Tom Henry today announced that 11 neighborhood associations are being awarded grants to improve their communities. This year, the Community Development Division launched the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. “In order for our community to be vibrant, we must continue […]

Allen County Is “StormReady”

Allen County has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady Community. National Weather Service officials from Syracuse, Indiana, made the formal presentation recognizing the designation during the Allen County Commissioners legislative session today. The StormReady program gives communities the skills and education needed to survive severe weather before and during the event. […]

Mayor Henry Recognizes 33 City Employees For Years Of Service

Mayor Tom Henry today hosted a special ceremony to recognize milestone years of service for 33 exceptional City of Fort Wayne employees. “I appreciate the outstanding efforts of our City government employees,” said Mayor Henry. “The 33 employees we’re honoring today are true professionals and outstanding members of our community. We’re fortunate to have such […]

Leaf Update

Heavy leaves in central neighborhoods will keep some Street Department crews in central neighborhoods, but the majority of the crews will start the second pass through southern neighborhoods. Residents are encouraged to monitor the leaf collection process by visiting the website The site offers weekday updates each afternoon showing the neighborhoods where crews will […]

Riverfront Fort Wayne Phases II And III Now Underway

Riverfront Fort Wayne Phases II and III are now underway with a focus on planning and design for downtown riverfront development beyond Phase I, which is the design and construction of Promenade Park. Professionals from DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, the landscape architecture and urban design firm contracted to lead Phases II and III of Riverfront […]

Fort Wayne Trails Presents Mayor With Check For $219,792

Fort Wayne Trails presented Mayor Tom Henry with a check for $219,792 towards trail development Wednesday morning at the City’s Ribbon Cutting for the new section of the Pufferbelly Trail from Wallen Road to Washington Center Road. $150,000 of this contribution will go towards funding the right-of-way acquisition of a new section of the Covington […]