UPDATED: Work continuing on Promenade Park pavilion on riverfront in downtown Fort Wayne
A large crane was assisting with construction work Friday on the Fort Wayne Park Foundation Pavilion, which is being built in the new Promenade Park along the St. Marys River in downtown Fort Wayne.
The crane is being used to install the steel shell of the pavilion, said Steve McDaniel, deputy director of asset management for the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, which is supervising construction of Promenade Park. Installation of the steel shell will continue for the next several weeks, McDaniel said.
Promenade Park, which is scheduled to open in spring 2019, is the first phase of construction in the city’s downtown riverfront development efforts. Work on the park began this fall.
The park is being built on land along the St. Marys River north of Superior Street between the Historic Wells Street Bridge and Harrison Street. Additional park features will be constructed on the north bank of the river across from the main portion of the park.
In addition to the pavilion, the completed park will include a band shell, docks on the river, elevated walkway through the trees, playground and more.