Promenade Park Selected as Winner of the Urban Land Institute's Americas Awards for Excellence

Photo By: Kris Julius Professional Photography

Twelve projects were selected out of 72 projects across the entire Americas to win the 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence. One of these projects was our very own Promenade Park! This awards program recognizes superior efforts in private, public, and nonprofit sectors, specifically projects which represent the highest standards of achievement in land use profession. 
 

Photo By: Kris Julius Professional Photography

We are proud to have worked with a fantastic team on such an incredible project in our community, collaborating with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation team. DC, along with Hoch Associates, Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Engineering Resources, Inc., American Structurepoint, and One Lucky Guitar, truly enjoyed making Promenade Park come to life from start to finish. The entire process, from going out and meeting with people from all over Fort Wayne and hearing their thoughts on the park, to configuring flood zones and a natural environment for the Tree Canopy Trail, to the park's grand opening day, was an experience unlike any other. 
 

Photo By: MJames Photography

Promenade Park brought so many people together to design and create the park, and now it brings all kinds of people together to enjoy it. The canal and the PNC Playground are favorites for children, the ping pong and foosball tables are a draw for young adults. Many people of all ages enjoy going for a stroll on the Tree Canopy Trail, listening to a performance at the Sweetwater Bandshell, or swinging on the bench swings overlooking the river. Weddings, quinceañeras, festivals, holidays, and more are celebrated at the park pavilion. Athletes and casual adventurers can kayak or canoe down the river, paddling under the historic Well Street Bridge that was restored. 
 

Photos By: MJames Photography

Promenade Park is a place for all, and we are so thrilled that it is now recognized internationally, showing the world how the city of Fort Wayne is coming together and taking care of the city, the environment around it, and each other

 

Photo By: MJames Photography

Thank you to the Urban Land Institute for selecting Promenade Park as one of the winners of the 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, and thank you to the wonderful project team who made this park a reality. 

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