May 31, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

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Dollar Night Insight

June 2, 5 - 8 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, visit the gardens for $1 per person AND enjoy a brief, interactive learning moment (instead of the usual $5 & $3). Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free.. Pick up some new ideas and skills!

For Immediate Release Contact:       
Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)                       
Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind.— Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Al Moll today announced that Chad Tinkel, Superintendent of Urban Forestry, has accepted a position with American Electric Power (AEP) and will be leaving the Parks & Recreation Department on June 3.

May 18, 2016

For Immediate Release


Natalie Eggeman

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation



Fort Wayne, IN—Fort Wayne is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the seventh time for its efforts to make it easy for all kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. 

May 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact:       Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                    Public Information Officer

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Sunday Concert at Foellinger Theatre Cancelled

Fort Wayne, IN.: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony & Concert Orchestra has cancelled their performance at Foellinger Theatre. This free concert was scheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 4 pm.

May 12, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Sarah Nichter (260-427-6024)

                        Manager-Information & Development     

        New Manager Named for Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Chad Shaw promoted from Landscape & Horticulture

Fort Wayne, IN — The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners announced today that Chad Shaw has been promoted to the position of Manager of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Shaw, a native of Bluffton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Saint Francis and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, has been with the Park Department since November of 2013 serving as the Supervisor of Landscape and Horticulture.

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