Connecting 4 Capital Campaign

What Are You Connecting 4?

Small Connections Go A Long Way, And So Can Your Donation



The City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails have identified 4 Priority Corridor Trail sections, one in each quadrant of Fort Wayne. Separately these projects are only about 6 miles long, but once completed, they will connect over 27 miles of trail corridors and make some of the most important connections our trail network has seen. Our partners at the City of Fort Wayne are putting nearly $8 million toward these four projects, and recently received a nearly $2.7 million grant from the Next Level Trails program hosted by the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. But an additional $1 million dollars is still needed from Fort Wayne Trails.

When you use the trails, what are you Connecting 4? Are you Connecting 4 your health? Maybe you are Connecting 4 some time with nature or shopping and dining? Whatever you are Connecting 4 on trails, please make a gift to our Connecting 4 Campaign today!

Your $100 contribution will connect us to $1000 in additional funds!

Without these funds, it could take ten years to complete these trails, but with your help, these trails can be completed in just three years!

The Four Priority Corridor Trails Are

– The Hanna Street Trail

– The Covington Road Trail

– The “Golden Spike” Section of the Pufferbelly Trail

– The Northeast Trail

These four trails will bring Fort Wayne’s ever-growing trail system within a 1/2 mile of 127,000 residents, 3000 employers, 39 schools, and 40 parks.

The Hanna Street Trail


Your support will connect the Hanna Street Trail from Rudisill Boulevard to Burns Boulevard. Once completed, this trail will connect Southtown Centre and Tillman Park to Downtown Fort Wayne via a 4.5-mile-long corridor through the heart of southeast Fort Wayne.

The Covington Road Trail


The Covington Road Trail will extend the existing trail from Hadley Road to Getz Road. This extension connects hundreds of homes to Time Corners and Covington Plaza. The Covington Road Trail Corridor will be over 5 miles long upon completion.

The "Golden Spike" section of the Pufferbelly Trail



The “Golden Spike” section of the Pufferbelly Trail will connect Ice Way to Glenbrook Square and then northward to Washington Center Road. This 1.8-mile section will allow trail users safe passage across Coliseum Boulevard and connect approximately  30 miles of trails north of Washington Center Road to over 85 miles of trails south of Coliseum Boulevard, creating a network of over 115 miles of interconnected trails.

The Northeast Trail



The Northeast Trail will extend the existing Maplecrest Trail north from Stellhorn Road to St. Joe Center Road connecting to the Mengerson Nature Preserve and the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA. This project will connect to the St. Joe Community Park and add over 1.5 miles of trail to the network.