Storm Damage & Updates

06/22/2022 from the Superintendent of Allen County Parks…

Fox Island County Park sustained heavy storm damage the night of June 13, 2022. Luckily our buildings were spared any damage but the same cannot be said for the forest, trails and roads within the park. We are estimating that between 800 to 1000 trees were brought down by the storm. We were not the only ones affected by these storms and our thoughts and prayers are with those who sustained damages to their properties in the Waynedale area and southwest Fort Wayne and Allen County.

We are currently closed and will be for the foreseeable future as we attempt to assess damage, formulate plans for removal of trees and debris from the site, and actually accomplish those plans. It is simply not safe within the park at this time to allow the public ANY kind of entry into the park.  This will be a long process as we can’t open just certain areas of the park and expect that people will not wander off into dangerous situations.

Many of you have called and ask to volunteer and help with the clean up. We really appreciate your offers and at some point in the future we will certainly call out for help. For liability reasons and until we get some of the major damage cleaned up it is not safe for volunteers to assist us.

Others have asked about donating funds to assist with our efforts. We will gladly accept donations and these funds will be deposited in our Gift Fund to offset our costs, as salaries for employees are the only tax supported funds we receive annually. All operating expenses are generated from entry fees, programs and rentals of which this park for the time being is not generating. If you are inclined to do so make checks payable to and send to:

Allen County Parks
Attn: Storm Damage
7324 Yohne Road
Fort Wayne IN 46809

Again, thank you! 

Below are some pictures of just some of the damage and a cute one of a Santa Claus we found in the lake parking lot the next morning. Hopefully we will be back open by the time the real Santa comes back this way!