Fort Wayne's Award-Winning Trails
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Fort Wayne Trails and the City of Fort Wayne have been recognized with two statewide awards for the trail network by Indiana’s Greenways Foundation.
Fort Wayne Trails was awarded Outstanding Trail Group for trail development and expanding Indiana's trail network. The nomination noted that our organization “worked to create connections between people and trails, trail segments, municipalities and funders, and more. In 2015 they completed a variety of tasks”…including the construction of the Tuscany to Life Bridge Church section of the Pufferbelly Trail.
The City of Fort Wayne was awarded Outstanding Local Government, which recognizes success in developing, constructing, and managing trails. The nomination noted, “Mayor Tom Henry, and his staff are passionate public servants who work tirelessly to build a community-wide system of trails, sidewalks and bike lanes. They’ve gotten pretty savvy about this as well, and have begun to add trails whenever possible, with road expansion, utility, and other public works projects…All of these are important connectors to existing trails, bike lanes, parks, and other destinations, and have contributed to our community’s new tally of 90 miles of trails, with a goal of reaching 100 miles within the next few years.”
Executive Director Lori Rose, incoming director Kent Castleman, Board President Paul Lagemann, and City of Forty Wayne’s Greenways Manager Dawn Ritchie attended the awards ceremony in Indianapolis on February 16th.
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