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Crews making good progress on Tree Canopy Trail by riverfront

The Parkview Tree Canopy Trail, which stands about 20 feet above the ground and water level, is nearing completion. The trail is part of Riverfront Fort Wayne construction project.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 7:07 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2019 8:47 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Parkview Tree Canopy Trail, which stands about 20 feet above the ground and water level, is nearing completion. The trail is part of Riverfront Fort Wayne construction project.

"The sections have been fabricated over the winter and the decking has been put on, and it's time that we actually go," said Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel.

Crews are working hard to make sure the trail is complete for it's grand opening in June.

"They're working 5 to 6 days a week an they've been working the last year/year and and a half left so we've got a few more months to finish it up," McDaniel.

This project is part of Phase 1, a $17.1 million investment with funds coming from prior approvals of legacy funds, regional cities money and private donations.

"As we look as Phase 2 and Phase 3, we've had several public meetings and the outcry from our community is all positive so we're really excited about where we are."

McDaniel says it will be a very iconic spot for people in Fort Wayne to visit.

"We're looking that in the future we'll be having on the river a lot of kayaking, boating, we'll also be able to look out across the river into promenade park and then also just look at the skyline."

The trail will open with a three day celebration on June 21st.

"Just an iconic spot for us and we're just really excited about where we are today," said McDaniel.

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