FRANKE PARK RENAISSANCE
PHASE 1 IMPROVEMENTS
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
Franke Park is centrally located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is home to the beloved Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. After completion of a new park master plan in 2019, the Fort Wayne Parks Department sought to implement the first phase of their Franke Park Renaissance project and selected the architectural team of Design Collaborative to oversee the completion of a new 400 person pavilion and Anderson+Bohlander as co-lead for the site improvements and landscape architecture. Centrally located at the natural high point of the park, the new pavilion will capitalize on views across the park and open up areas of Franke Park previously inaccessible to the community. A new park entrance and drive will provide a new arrival experience to Franke Park and include a new multi-use trail system and woodland walking trails for increased access to this previously underutilized area at the southwest end of the park.
Architect Lead: Design Collaborative
Civil Engineer: Engineering Resources
Environmental Engineer: Earthsource