Our Mission:

Fort Wayne Trails will act as a community partner and advocate in the development of a connected, multi-purpose system of trails in Allen County.


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Trail Users Survey

What: Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. Community Input Survey
Where: http://bit.ly/2DogYQf
When: March 13 to April 8, 2018

Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. is seeking input about trail system development in Allen County. Both non-users and trail-users are invited to participate. Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit partner and advocate for trails and acts in cooperation, but separate from, the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, City of New Haven, Huntertown, Leo-Cedarville, Grabill, Woodburn, Monroeville, and any other municipality. The trails that exist are owned, maintained and operated by the municipality in which it is built. Fort Wayne Trails does fund-raise for trail development and contributes to projects, but the largest investment is made through local and federal tax dollars from municipal partners.

By completing this survey, citizens will be assisting Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. identify ways that they can partner with local municipalities to improve the system. However, They cannot guarantee that changes or fixes identified will be implemented, as this is ultimately up to each municipality to manage. Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. will advocate on behalf of all in our community to make sure the trail user experience is the best it can be within our overall system.

The responses to the questions are confidential and does not ask for personal contact information within the survey. All responses will be shared with municipal partners in an aggregate data report.

This survey will be open until April 8, 2018.


Advocate for Trails

Other than monetary support and making the best use of the trails possible, there are other ways you can help us further our mission to expand our trail network in every direction. You can take action by writing your local, state, and congressional representatives to ask for their support of the trails.

Writing an elected official a letter may seem daunting, but it’s easier than you may think. Write them to tell them how much you enjoy using the trails. Explain the impact the trails have had on your life. Ask that they continue to support (from a local, state, or national standpoint) trail construction and maintenance. American Trails regularly updates their website with information on current acts of congress affecting trails. You may choose to mention one of these issues in your letter.

Whatever you decide to write, the very fact that you’re taking the time to let your elected officials know that you care is what truly counts. A list of our region’s local, state, and congressional representatives can be found below.

Local Representatives

Fort Wayne’s City Council
Fort Wayne Mayor’s Office
New Haven City Council
New Haven Mayor’s Office

State Representatives

You can find your state representatives at the Indiana General Assembly Website where you will find details about how to contact them.

Congressional Representatives

Senator Daniel Coats

Fort Wayne Office
1300 South Harrison Street
Suite 3161
Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
Phone: (260) 426-3151
Fax: (260) 420-0060
On the Web: http://coats.senate.gov/

Senator Joe Donnelly

South Bend Office
205 West Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (574) 288-2780
Fax: (574) 234-7476
On the Web: http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/

Note: Not sure who your representative is below? Visit govtrack.us to see their district map.

Representative Marlin Stutzman, District 3

Fort Wayne Office
1300 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 424-3041
Fax: (260) 424-4042
On the Web: http://stutzman.house.gov/

Representative Susan Brooks, District 5

Columbus Office
120 East 8th Street
Suite 101
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765-640-5115 

Fax: 765-640-5116 

On the Web: http://susanwbrooks.house.gov/

Representative Luke Messer, District 6

107 W. Charles St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-747-5566
Fax: 765-747-5586
Hours: M-F 8:30-5:30pm

On the Web: http://messer.house.gov/