Exciting news – NPRA has launched an impressive collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney ABC Television Group and ESPN to expand Parks Build Community and demonstrate the value of community parks on the national level.
A national Public Service Announcement, "Meet Me at the Park," has run on national media outlets.
NRPA couldn’t be more thrilled about this collaboration and the potential it holds to bring national recognition to the benefits and value of community parks and recreation everywhere.
In light of this campaign, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is highlighting the following activities:
"Meet Me at the Park"
...to explore a new park (check out the list of our 86 parks)
...and hike with Wild Walkers or at Lindenwood Nature Preserve
...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics)
...to play at one of our Youth Centers
...and take a trip
...to enjoy monthly reenactments and activities (Historic Old Fort)
...Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...participate in activities on the Riverfront
...Check out $1 Nights, Family Garden Close-Ups, Botanical classes and much more!! Learn more at www.botanicalconservatory.org
...and Trek the Trails
...FOR FUN! The list is truly endless! Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000. Or check out our Summer Fun Times!
"Meet Me at the Park for Outdoor FUN"
Fiber Arts Celebration 2019 May 17- May 18
Farmers in Training Orientation May 20
Free Fishing Days May 18, June 1-2
Saturday Morning Hikes (June-August)
MD and ME Walk n Learn (3rd Tuesday Monthly)
Native Plant Sale June 1
Daddy Day Hike June 15
Trek the Trails (May-August)
Draft Horse 101 June 8
Farmin' Fun Day Camp 6 sessions from June 10 - July 26
Family Learn to Fish Workshop July 13
Horseback Riding Camp July 22-23
Native vs. Invasive Plants July 27
Concert on the Farm: Adam Strack opening for The Hubie Ashcraft Band (August 18)
River Camp (7/29-8/2)
Community Center Book Sales (May, July, August)
Salomon Farmers' Market (Wednesdays from 4-7 pm, June 5-September 4)
Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Festival (May 17-18)
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers (April-August)
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary (March-May)
Prohibition Kitchen: Summer Sippin' Series (August-September)
Hurshtown 50th Anniversary Celebration & Family Fishing Derby June 1
Full Moon Hikes
Nature Story Time May 26, June 23, July 28
Lindenwood Nature Camp June 24-26
Maple, Oak, or Elm? June 29
Wild Eats! July 27
Birdwatching Basics August 11
41st Annual Senior Games June 3-21
Children's Gently Used Book Swap & Sale July 16-18
Book Sale August 13-15
City Safari Day Camp June 10-July 26
Succulent Wreath Workshop June 15
Jazzworks! June 20
Bug Day June 22
"Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?" July 13-November 17
Plant & Go: Marigold July 13
Meet Me On Our Riverfront! Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.
Project Squirrel (March-May)
Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers (April-May)
Watch the Wild (April-May)
Young Naturalist Series: River Otters (May 19)
Pedal, Paddle, and Play (July 20)
Riverfront Boat Tours (July-September)
Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze (July & August)
Riverfront Walking Tours (June, July, August)
Dragon Boat Races (August 17)
Storytime on the Riverfront (June, July, August)
Riverfront Cleanups (April-May)
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW (September 8)
Riverfront Walking Tour (July, August, September)
Stargazing on the Riverfront (June-September)
Seasonal FUN in the Parks!
Our Fun Times comes out four times a year packed full of FUN for you and your family! Below are some of our seasonal events to be offered in the future!
...for Senior Games offered each June
...Chilli Challenge Bike Ride on January 1!
...Walk N' Learn (MD & Me Walk N' Learn)
...see the Settlers' Pioneer Village at the Johnny Appleseed Festival
...and Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown at the Botanical Conservatory, Historic Fort Wayne or Riverfront
...celebrate the Harvest at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
...take in a Concert or Movie (Foellinger Theatre, Botanical Roots or Concert on the Farm)
...splash at one of the 8 Splash Pads
... buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...camp (Johnny Appleseed Campground)
...play golf at one of our Golf Courses (Foster, McMillen or Shoaff) try FootGolf
...and visit the Children's Zoo
For questions about any of these activities please call 260-427-6000.