Address: Glasgow Avenue between Washington and Maumee boulevards
Built: c. 1918
Landscape Architect: Adolph Jaenicke
Style: Early 20th Century Picturesque
Current owner: Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department/City of Fort Wayne

Distinctive features:

  • Ellyptical drive with Memorial Grove (a tree planted in honor of each member of the military from Fort Wayne killed during World War I)
  • World War I Triumphal Arch at main entrance on Glasgow Avenue
  • Pavilion designed by local architect, Leroy Bradley, as a WPA project (Works Progress Administration)

Reasons to cherish this place:

This park is a memorial to World War I soldiers, and it also honors other heroic people. The park has a Vietnam War memorial and a large memorial to local aviation pioneer Art Smith.

The city’s professional women’s baseball team, the Fort Wayne Daisies, played on a ball diamond in the park.

The north and south sides of the park offer scenic vistas down the park’s highest hill over the historic Indiana Lincoln Highway.

Memorial Park is one of the few parks in the United States that was created to honor World War I veterans.