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Railroad-themed riverfront park to create a "happening" downtown

 
 

All tracks lead to downtown.

We're bringing the hustle and bustle back to downtown. Ready to climb aboard?

 
 

Vibrant and Vital Attraction

Fort Wayne's riverfront comes alive throughout the year.

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Excitement, entertainment, and education have a home: Welcome to Headwaters Junction – a railyard park, interpretive facility, tourist railroad and community destination year round.

Steam, Meet Swagger

Meet Fort Wayne at its finest: fast, productive, connected; a place of swagger and industry, character and experience, all incarnate in a famous train. Discover the rocket-ship-on-wheels that reshaped Fort Wayne.

Riverfront Catalyst

Endorsed by Legacy Fort Wayne as “big, bold, and transformational” and a “catalyst for the riverfront” by SWA Group, Headwaters Junction has been supported citywide and covered in the press as a plan that “represents the potential of downtown.”

365 Days of Authenticity

A year-round destination for recreation, entertainment, and education, Headwaters Junction is an attraction inspired by the city’s identity and authentic to the core. With annual programming and events the riverfront will come alive with the magic of Fort Wayne’s famous trains.

Not Just Blowing Smoke

Preliminary studies estimate that Headwaters Junction would draw an additional 140000 visitors or more downtown each year. According to numbers from Visit Fort Wayne, that means an additional $60 million dollars added to the local economy.

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Historic streetcar operator eyes opportunities at Headwaters Junction

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Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company and Headwaters Junction, Inc. announced today their intent to operate the Company’s historic interurban railway equipment as a part of Headwaters Junction’s growing fleet of attractions.…

“Riverfront accelerates expectations”

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The Journal Gazette's Sunday editorial sets the tone for the next phase of riverfront development and further endorses Headwaters Junction as an important project, days after reports indicated that consultant…

Headwaters Junction secures purchase agreement for historic right-of-way

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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - Non-profit organization and potential riverfront developer Headwaters Junction, Inc. has finalized a purchase agreement with railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp for one mile of historic railroad…

“Headwaters, railroad strike deal” for route to North River

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As reported in The Journal Gazette: The plan for Headwaters Junction has chugged forward, moving closer to being part of the redevelopment of the North River property in Fort Wayne.…