The Fort Wayne, Indiana area is a great place to live, work and play whether you’re joining WPTA’s team for your first job or as a seasoned professional on the way up. The city is home to a thriving downtown, plenty of outdoor activities, and a variety of restaurants to meet your tastes.
Root for the home team
Sports fans will find plenty to root for in the Fort Wayne area. From football to roller derby there are plenty of pro sports teams to get excited for. The Indianapolis Colts are only about 2 hours away, a perfect distance for a trip to catch the game and avoid expensive hotel costs.
Closer to home there are four pro-sports teams. Go to the Memorial Coliseum to see teams representing Basketball, Ice Hockey and Roller Derby. Watch the Komets hit the ice, Mad Ants shoot some hoops or the Fort Wayne Derby Girls around the track. Head to downtown to see the TinCaps at Parkview Field.
If you prefer Colligate sports check out IPFW. The university participates in 14 men’s and women’s sports. It is known for the Fort Wayne Mastodons Men’s Basketball competing in Division 1 of the NCAA. The university also competes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association for men’s volleyball.
You can’t talk about sports in Indiana without mentioning High School sports. From the home court to underneath the Friday night lights, Fort Wayne is home to several stellar high school sports programs.
The Fort Wayne area is home to some eateries for any taste. It’s easy to find classic diners and food trucks to upscale restaurants. For the home cook, the Fort Wayne Farmers Market is just one of many great places for locally sourced food in the area.
Fun in the Sun
From concerts, to county fairs, to historic festivals – your summer weekend will be jam packed with fun. Check out the Middle Waves music festival for local, regional and national acts, or stop by the Allen County for popular nightly acts in late July.
The Johnney Appleseed Festival in September celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Apple Seed. You can also check out the Old Fort for military reenactments. There is something to do every weekend during the Summer.
If you prefer snow to swim, the Fort Wayne area has you covered. Hit the slopes at local parks or check out the famous Toboggan Run at the Angola area park. You can also hit the ice at Headwaters Park to skate your day away.
Active and Healthy Living
Active lifestyles fit right into living in Fort Wayne. With 48 miles of trails you can get your run in or check out the tree golf courses in the area.
Fort Wayne’s award-winning parks system offers dozens of options for free outdoor fun. There are 86 parks and 56 playgrounds to check out. Discover trails, biking, tennis, pools, spraygrounds, golfing, mountain bike trails, fishing and so much more.
There’s so much more to explore and enjoy in central Wisconsin when you join the team at WPTA.