Freimann Square Park was completed in 1971 in part from a generous posthumous donation from Frank Freimann the former president of the Magnavox Company. This award winning park is overseen by the statue of General Anthony Wayne, for whom Fort Wayne is named. Set on 4.6 acres beside the Arts United Center it is an oasis in the heart of downtown with a large fountain, beautifully landscaped gardens, and paths.
Situated on the East side of the park is a massive steel sculpture Helmholtz by Mark Di Suvero an internationally renowned abstract impressionist sculptor. The sculpture was a 1985 gift from Rea Magnet Wire, The Alcoa Foundation, and the artist. It is a highly treasured piece in the Museum of Art’s collection. Originally commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rea Magnet’s business in Fort Wayne, Helmholtz honors physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, who specialized in magnetic field research.
The square regularly hosts summer events including Art In The Park, summer music programs, Taste of the Arts, and much more.
The public green space is the perfect complement for the arts campus by adding vibrancy and accessibility. With benches, sculptures and a summertime cultural garden (maintained by the City of Fort Wayne), it becomes a place for the community to gather and relax any day of the week.
Freimann Square Park
At Main and Clinton Streets
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Freimann Square is owned by The City of Fort Wayne and maintain by the Parks & Recreation Department. More information available at www.fortwayneparks.org.