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Fort Wayne developed around the confluence of three rivers: the St. Joseph, the St. Marys, and the Maumee. Learn all about the role our rivers have played in the history of our city and how they are still used today. Campers will learn about our rivers through hands-on exploration and leave with an enthusiasm for our waterways. Water activities, outdoor games, fishing, science experiments, dragon boat paddling, pontoon excursions, canoe paddling, hiking, river clean-up and water safety are all part of the fun! A confirmation letter will be sent out with details a week prior to camp! Ages 8-12. Registration deadline: July 1. Min 20. Max. 40.

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# Sessions/Fee: 5/$115

Location: Shoaff Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

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Important Information

Register on-line for River Camp 

Important Forms
Confirmation Information River Camp
2019 Release & Authorization form

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
2019 Medication Protocol Information
2019 Prescription Medication Permission Form
2019 Over the Counter Medication Permission Form


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OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION: TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF FORT WAYNE TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES TO REACH OPTIMUM WELLNESS IN BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.

Operation F4 (Fight for a Fitter Fort) is a local movement endorsed by the City of Fort Wayne that not only encourages Fort Wayne citizens to make healthier choices, but also guides them to creating lifelong healthy habits for every generation. We are taking action against inactivity, damaging eating habits, and the attitude that we'll do it "someday." That day is today!


Web Site

Check out more at http://www.opf4.com/

Facebook

Want to see fitness tips and healthy recipes? Check out more: OPF4 Facebook page .

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Programs of Interest

We offer various programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.  View a partial list.

Register for any of the programsRegister NOW



HEALing Kitchen Class

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The HEALing Kitchen Class focused on teaching Foster Grandparents how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals with fresh produce from the Community Center’s 9  raised vegetable beds, farmers’ markets and  other local markets. In addition to healthier cooking for their own families, it is hoped this knowledge will improve meal preparation in the families served by Foster Grandparents.

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The program was made possible by a grant from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and facilitated by OPF4. The curriculum used was developed by Parkview Health. Classes are held in the spring and the fall.  Check back soon for additional information.



Youth Scholarships

Want to learn more about Youth Scholarships?  Read more....

 

Meet meExciting 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 volunteer
...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"

Hurshtown Reservoir

Fiber Arts Celebration 2019 May 17- May 18 

Farmers in Training Orientation May 20

Wild Walkers

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.  

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Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%.

The Parks and Rereation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia. 

For additional information including to register please call the Community Center, 260-427-6461 or 260-427-6466.  

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Carefree Crafts

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

May 20 Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for some carefree crafts! Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to have lunch then stay to make and take home a craft! Ages 50+. Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday. Fee: $3/$1 with paid Monday Luncheon reservation. Spon- sored by: Majestic Care (Fort Wayne and New Haven).

Carefree Crafts

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

June 17, July 15, August 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Feeling crafty but just need a little guidance? Join us for some carefree crafts! Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to have lunch then stay to make and take a craft!  Sponsored by Majestic Care.Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday.  (50+).  Fee: $3/$1 with Monday Luncheon reservation


Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date                      Day        Time

8/13                       T              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo

May 10, 24, 1:00 p.m.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items.   Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Bingo

June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, 1:00 p.m.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Heritage Park and Miller’s Merry Manor of Huntingon.  Fee: 3 cards/.50 


Hand Building-Clay Pottery

Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays). Max. 8.

Date                Day                                           Time 3/16             Sa            11:30 am-1 pm

5/18                Sa                            11:30 am-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$12

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hand Building-Clay Pottery

Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays).  Max. 8.

Dates                    Day                          Time

6/1                         S              11:30 am-1 pm

6/24                       M              11:30 am-1 pm

6/29                       S              11:30 am-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$12

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

May 20 Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music; visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-reg- istration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee:

$1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

June 17, July 15, August 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music; visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee: $1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Creative Quilting

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you like to quilt? Do you want to meet other quilters, meet new friends, share your ideas and get your quilting questions answered? The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing.  You will have a large table to work on and lay out your quilt. New friends, new ideas, and new patterns –all you need for an enjoyable afternoon. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1


Walking Group                     

Wednesdays, April 10-May 29 11:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the down- town area.  Some of the walks will include a stop  at various locations for a quick tour. Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate in these walks.

Walking Group

Wednesdays, June 5-August 28, 11:00 am
Community Center

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area.  Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour.  Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate in these walks.
 

Mind, Music & Movement

Music is a great way to excite both sides of the brain. It is actually the only information that is stored twice in your brain.  Join this engaging group that is filled with music designed to cognitively stimulate and challenge your memory. This time together will also be sure to add enjoyment and quality of life in a welcoming environment. Instructor: Kristine Agen.  Registration deadline: July 2.  Call 427-6466 to sign up. 

Dates                    Day        Time

7/9-7/30                               T              2-2:45 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

 

 


Adult Programs:

Adult Programming at McMillen Park Community Center is $1 admission to the Center unless otherwise noted. 

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McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.


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Men’s Open Basketball League

Basketball leagues start the week of July 11th and run for 8 weeks followed by a single elimination tournament. Game times are scheduled on Thursdays at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Team registration forms are available at the McMillen Park Community Center Guests Services desk and online. Team rosters are limited to 12 players and the league is limited to 12 teams. Ages 18+.  Registration deadline: July 1. Fee: $100/team.

 

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Women's Pro Am

The Women's Pro Am starts the week of June 10th and runs for 6 weeks followed by the playoffs. Game times are scheduled on Mondays at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Team registration forms are available at the McMillen Park Community Center Guests Services desk and online. All participants must come and register at the McMillen Park Community Center at 6:00 p.m.   Registration deadline: May 27th. Fee: $20/person

 

Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground

The Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground is located inside McMillen Park Community Center and is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under during public hours. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times and must wear gym shoes while on the playground. The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff. Access to the playground is included in the $1/person general admission to the McMillen Park Community Center.

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Cardio Fit                             

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cardio Fit includes strength training and stretch- ing as well as cardiovascular exercises and dances using fitness steps. Drop in fee: $1. All patrons must present a photo ID.


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Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes that create a dynamic workout based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do”. The routines feature aer- obic/fitness interval training with  a  combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Drop in fee: $1. All patrons must present photo ID.

 

Special Events

Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events of interest to you!

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Upcoming Events

Trek the Trails
18 Jun 2019   6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Bug Day
22 Jun 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Clan Tynker Family Circus
29 Jun 2019  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gabriel Sanchez presents the Prince Experience
6 Jul 2019   8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fort Wayne Area Community Band presents “The Best of the Best”
9 Jul 2019   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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