May 7, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact:        Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer


Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, Headwaters Park East

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll announced today that the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Park System with a free, community party in Headwaters Park East on July 28, 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

 “Our world-class park system makes us unique and it’s one of the reasons why the quality of life in Fort Wayne continues to impress everyone,” said Mayor Henry. “I’m looking forward to celebrating the 110th anniversary with numerous events that our entire community can enjoy.”

“As a special gift to the community, to help replenish our tree canopy, we’ll plan 110 trees in each council district,” said Director Moll.

Here are some of the highlights of the July 28th celebration:

  • Free hot dogs, chips, water and cupcakes, while supply lasts
  • Trek the Trails ride at 6 pm
  • Carnival Games
  • Inflatables
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Face painting
  • Fire Department, SWAT, K9 Team appearances
  • Entertainment Stage with Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, youth center performances and at 7:15 the band Trichotomous Hippopotamus will perform.

Along with the fun and games, the Parks & Recreation Department will give away 110 tickets to the Bel Airs and B45’s concert and to the Bulldogs concert, a Family Golf Membership, a Family Swim Membership, a free week at Salomon’s Farmin’ Fun Camp and Franke Park Day Camp, a Botanical Conservatory Family Membership, a Hurshtown Reservoir Membership and a trip for two to the Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, OH.

The 110 year celebration will last throughout the summer with special $1.10 admissions to the following:

Sunday, May 31, after 2 PM, play 9 holes of golf at Foster, McMillen or Shoaff golf courses. (Cart not included)

Friday, June 12, 12:30-5:00PM, Swim at Memorial Pool for $1.10 per person

Thursday, June 18, 5 - 8 PM, $1.10 night at Conservatory  

Friday, June 26, 12:30 – 5 PM, Swim at Northside Pool, $1.10 per person

Friday, July 10, 1:30 – 7 PM, Swim at McMillen Pool, $1.10 per person

Saturday, July 25, 7:30 AM – 8 PM, Hurshtown Reservoir, $1.10 per car

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