Project Description

The Illinois Trail project received $1 million in funding from Next Level Trails from the State of Indiana. This nearly two-mile long trail will extend the trail at Rockhill Park to the intersection of Getz Road and Illinois Road, connecting trail users with Parkwest Shopping Center, Jefferson Pointe and the many businesses, retail centers and restaurants along the Illinois Road corridor. Engineering is 80% complete. Currently, four parcels are being appraised for right of way acquisition. Once the parcels are acquired, we will bid the project out in late summer. Construction will take place over the winter through the end of 2025.

Project Location

Illinois Road Trail - Aerial Rockhill to I-69

Trail Rules

  • No Motor Vehicles

    Trails are designed only for people-powered vehicles.

  • Leash your Pets

    Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. Remove and dispose of any waste.

  • Be Kind

    Be respectful of others. Always yield to slower trail users.

  • Safety First

    Obey all traffic signs and signals.

Mid-Block Crossings

As of February 2024, the Fort Wayne Area Trails Network consists of 142 miles of trails, with 101 miles inside City limits. Most of the trails in City limits are planned, designed, constructed, and maintained by the City of Fort Wayne under the leadership of Mayor Sharon Tucker.