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The staff and Park Board would like to congratulate Tom Lochner, Maintenance Foreperson at Allen County Parks on his upcoming retirement!! Tom’s last day, after 21 years of service to the parks department, will be December 31st!! A small open house will be held at Fox Island County Park Nature Center from 10 am to 1 pm for anyone who would like to stop by and wish Tom a happy retirement. If you can’t make it we have created a Facebook page that you can post your well wishes to him on at  or if you don’t do Facebook feel free to email me at superintendent “at” (replace the “at” with @) and I will gladly pass along your well wishes!! A big THANK YOU to Tom for all his hard work these past 21 years and we wish you a very happy retirement!!

For upcoming events – see calendar at right hand bottom of this page! Please note most programs have a pre-registration date!!

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Allen County Parks Mission…

“To establish and manage a permanent park system incorporating conservation, education, outdoor values, and nature preservation, and to provide recreational opportunities for the people of Allen County within this structure”

Allen County Parks provide:

  • Natural areas for recreation and nature study
  • Environmental education for thousands of Allen County school children
  • Natural and cultural history programs of all ages
  • Careful management of county park system resources to maintain and increase natural diversity and recreational opportunities
  • Rental facilities in a beautiful natural setting

Allen County Parks are owned by the people of Allen County and are operated by the volunteer Allen County Parks Board, appointed by area public and elected officials. Allen County Parks are funded by Allen County government and by user fees, facility rentals, program fees, grants, donations, and gifts. Staff salaries are provided by county tax revenues, with ALL operating and maintenance expenses supplied by user fees and other sources.

Thanks for visiting our website! Come visit us in person, we’d love to have you and we’re sure you will enjoy your visit. Click on any of the pages on the right to find out more information about the parks and programs we offer.

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Allen County Parks Administrative Offices

Fox Island County Park Nature Center

7324 Yohne Road

Fort Wayne IN 46809

Phone: 260.449.3180

Fax: 260.449.3181