Walls rising on Promenade Park pavilion as riverfront development progresses in downtown Fort Wayne
By Kevin Kilbane | The News-Sentinel
Walls are taking shape on the Fort Wayne Park Foundation Pavilion in Promenade Park, a part of the first phase of riverfront development in downtown Fort Wayne.
The pavilion, which will have an angled roof pointing north, will stand on the west side of the Promenade Park space, which is located on the south side of the St. Marys River between Wells and Harrison streets.
Construction crews have been working on site to remove old buildings and to install the foundation for the pavilion. They recently erected scaffolding and began laying the concrete block walls of the structure.
The pavilion, which will cost about $1.6 million to build, has been designed so its construction incorporates materials used to build Fort Wayne – wood, Indiana limestone and steel – the park foundation announced previously.
The building will serve as a center for events and programs involving arts and culture, nature and recreation, the announcement said. The pavilion, which will be available for rental for weddings and meetings, will seat 150 people inside and an additional 150 people outside. Large overhead doors can be raised to connect the indoor and outdoor areas.
The pavilion also will contain a wall honoring donors to downtown riverfront development, the announcement said.
The first phase of riverfront development, including Promenade Park, is scheduled to be completed by spring 2019.