INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE: COMMITMENT TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE PARKS
October 5, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll today provided an update on the 2015 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Over thirty projects were started and completed in 2015 and more than fifteen projects are still in progress, with all expected to be finished by the summer of 2016. In total, the City of Fort Wayne has invested close to $2 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements in 2015.
“I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in the ongoing commitment to enhance our parks,” said Mayor Henry. “Our parks are an essential component of the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in Fort Wayne and it’s important that we invest in them.”
DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE; WHAT'S NEXT? JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT OCT. 22
October 4, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. are inviting the public to help determine the future of downtown Fort Wayne. Residents are invited to the Downtown Blueprint Block Party, Thursday, October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. on The Landing. A brief program will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
Free food and music will be available, as well as the opportunity to provide input about future plans for the downtown area. The Downtown Blueprint is Fort Wayne’s strategic plan for downtown revitalization. First completed in 2002, then updated in 2005, it’s now time to refresh the vision for the heart of the City.
“Downtown and all of Fort Wayne have made tremendous progress over the last decade,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “That did not happen by accident, however; it is the result of thoughtful planning and hard work from City government, the private sector, neighborhood leaders and many other partners. I’m looking forward to continuing the positive momentum we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne as we work together to develop bold initiatives to keep our community moving in the right direction.”
October 2, 2015 - Street Department crews will be visible in every neighborhood in the City over the next several weeks, collecting leaves in two separate trips through each Fort Wayne neighborhood. This vital City service begins on Monday October 19, 2015.
“This is an important benefit we provide to our neighborhoods. It’s a service that offers convenience, enhances a neighborhood’s appearance, and improves the quality of life in our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry.
There are two ways to have your leaves picked-up this fall. Residents can rake leaves to the curb or park strip in front of their home making sure they are ready for pick-up by 7 a.m. on Monday of their designated week, as leaf collection may occur on any day of the designated collection week. Other yard waste should not be mixed with the leaves, and cars should not be parked over the leaves.
The second way is to place leaves in biodegradable bags at the curb, and call 311 to schedule a pick-up. This option allows residents to set their own schedule for pick-up. Bagged leaves will be collected within two businesses days of their call to 311.