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Are you looking for a creative way to spend your holiday?  We have you covered!  Check out the Fall Family Fun Scavenger Hunt today!


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Important Update Regarding Youth Center Programming Schedule 

NOW-January 19, 2021 all Youth Centers will be offering virtual programs as the Youth Centers are closed. 

Youth Centers to provide Free Dinners for Children

Free Dinners will be available Monday-Friday on a first come/first served basis.  Check out the press release for the timing for each center and additional details. Note, dinners will not be available on Nov. 26 & 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Cooper, Jennings, WeisseYouth Program Virtual Registration

Click HERE to complete the On-line Youth Program Virtual Registration for Cooper, Jennings, or Weisser Center.  Virtual programming will start at 4 pm daily (Monday-Friday).  

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McMillen Youth Program Virtual Registration

Click HERE to complete the On-line Youth Program Virtual Registration for McMillen.  Virtual programming will start at 3:30 pm daily (Monday-Friday).

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Currently the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is collecting Bottle Caps in a few key locations for Buddy Benches! We are collecting caps until January 4, 2021!

Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 705 E. State Blvd.
McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.
Downtown Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St


Review the list of acceptable caps & lids here.   

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SCFVA Important Information

Even though the Blue Ribbon Show is cancelled for 2020 we still want to see your plants!  Like our page today to participate in the SCFVA Virtual Plant, Flower and Vegetable Show. Also, if you have a plant that you received YEARS ago through the SCFVA program...please share that as well. We are looking forward to checking out what you've been growing! 


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Check out our current COVID-19 Park/Program Modifications infographic to learn more about what is opening when!  You can stay up to date on other important updates on our COVID-19 page.

Comprehensive Survey Results
Just Released

The results from the Comprehensive Survey with Residents was presented at the Board of Park Commissioners meeting  on June 11. The Comprehensive Survey is now available to be viewed on-line.  



 Parks at Home slidesmAre you looking for virtual activities to do?  We now have a link devoted to all virtual activities whether you are going on a "walk",  "checking out animals", reading a blog, trying a new activity or learning a skill-we've got you covered.  And the best part is we are adding more content daily so check out the link: FWParks@Home


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Visit Promenade Park, we promise amazing experiences in extraordinary places.



The Fun Times

The Fun Times is a guide that is updated four times a year.  Read more to learn how to be added to the mailing list. 

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NOW AVAILABLE!  Search for parks, trails, activities and more.

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This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

Upcoming Events

Holiday Window Light Displays
29 Nov 2020   6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Picture Time with Santas
4 Dec 2020   3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reindeer Saturdays
5 Dec 2020  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reindeer Saturdays
12 Dec 2020  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reindeer Saturdays
19 Dec 2020  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm