Great Tree Canopy Comeback 17 – Payton County Park

October 21, 2017
10:00 am


13928 Dunton Road (between Hathaway and Gump Roads).

October 21, Saturday  10:00 AM – Meet at Shelter!!

Allen County Parks is pleased to again be part of the Great Tree Canopy Comeback 2017. We’ll be planting 20 trees at Payton County Park this year. See the information below

Help Friends of the Parks of Allen County Celebrate our 16th GREAT TREE CANOPY COMEBACK EVENT by volunteering or donating to help plant over 200 native–species trees in Memorial, Buckner, Waynedale, Werling, Payton County Park, and Waynedale Gardens parks.

choose your favorite site listed above

We plant rain, snow or shine! If the weather is clear, bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy new friends as you explore the park after planting. REMEMBER TO BRING gloves, a shovel and a rake if you have one.

This event was established in 2001 to combat the critical loss of trees in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Over the last 50 years, our parks have lost over 50% of the tree canopy due to weather and disease. Friends of the Parks invite you to partner with area park departments, other businesses, neighborhoods and community volunteers to fund and/or plant new trees in our parks and public spaces.

If you can’t plant to support this important program, please consider funding a tree or gather a group and pool your resources for a grove of trees. Your gifts are a lasting legacy to our community.

For more information click here

Public Input Meeting – 5 Yr Master Plan

October 19, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Metea County Park Nature Center
8401 Union Chapel Road,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845
Purpose of the hearing:
To receive input from the public regarding the Allen County Parks 5 year Master Plan.
• Please restrict all comments to 3 minutes;
• Please be respectful of other speakers.
• Please avoid repetition, if you wish to reiterate a previously made comment, simply do so.
• Those wishing to provide any backup material or written comments, are encouraged to send information to the attention of Superintendent of Parks, Jeff Baxter no later than noon on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Email comments and suggestions to