Maples is a populated place located within the Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen County. It is considered to be an unincorporated community. The elevation of Maples is 797 feet.
A post office was established at Maples in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1921. The community was named for Lewis S. Maples, a lumber baron.
Maples is considered to be a relatively small community, with mostly residential units surrounding the area. The closest park in the vicinity is Kreager Park. It has a recreation area with ball & soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds plus an open air pavilion. If you love a barrier-free playground, you’ll love this park. It also has water fountains for service, a sprayground and a workout facility.
Local residents and tourists who want to experience the beauty of nature can go to the Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory. It is an indoor-outdoor botanical conservatory home to endangered flora & educational programs. You walk through three different buildings. One is tropical and the last is the desert. During the summer, the outdoor garden is beautiful.
Another popular tourist attraction is the History Center. It’s a museum showcasing over 26,000 artifacts, documents & photographs related to local history. Although it’s not as big as other museums, it’s still a nice place to visit with the kids.
Another park to visit when you’re in Maples, IN area is the Buckner Park. It’s basically a fun place to take the kids. There’s a fantastic splash pad, big playground equipment with a variety of things to climb and various slides. There’s also a huge open field with a crushed gravel track around it for walking or jogging, it’s maybe a half mile loop, and it’s reasonably scenic set next to some woods and surrounded by wildflowers.
5933 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
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