Project Leadership


City of Fort Wayne Project Manager

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
Alec Johnson, Deputy Director of Planning & Development

Advisory Committee

Board of Park Commissioners Bill Zielke

Fort Wayne Zoological Society Board Randy Brown

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
Steve McDaniel, Director Steve Schuhmacher, Deputy Director of Parks Chuck Reddinger, Deputy Director of Recreation Mitch Sheppard, Deputy Director of Community Outreach Chad Shaw, Superintendent of Landscape & Horticulture
Mike Gore, Superintendent of Grounds & Improvements

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Jim Anderson, Superintendent
Bonnie Kemp, Director of Communication
John Mikolajczyk, Director of Operations

City of Fort Wayne
Michael Saadeh, Engineering Associate

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
John Urbahns, Executive VP of Economic Development

Visit Fort Wayne
Dan O’Connell, President & CEO

Friends of the Parks of Allen County
Tom Cain, Vice President

Connie Haas Zuber, Interim Executive Director

Northwest Area Partnership
Dennis Zimmerman, Chair

Consultant Team

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