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City wins award for trail project

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:01 am

The city of Fort Wayne has received the “Outstanding Trail Project Award” from the Greenways Foundation of Indiana for the fourth and fifth phases of the Rivergreenway extension from Johnny Appleseed Park to Shoaff Park. The project will connect 10 neighborhoods, including several large apartment complexes and a retirement community; IPFW; Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast; one elementary school; one middle school; two high schools and four shopping areas. Allen County and Fort Wayne Trails are project partners.

Fort Wayne has a trail network of nearly 75 miles and is committed future growth of the system. The Greenways Foundation is a statewide charitable trust providing leadership and advocacy in the growth and use of greenways and trails.