Parents please complete the following on-line form and submit for your children that participate in the programming at McMillen Park Community Center. Thank you! On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.
Summer Fun! McMillen Park Community Center Summer Youth Program
June 5-July 27 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The McMillen Park Community Center offers a summer youth program for children ages 5-18. The activity schedule is below. Children must be registered for the summer program before they are allowed to attend. Sign up at the Center or on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. The summer youth activities at McMillen Park Community Center are FREE for registered participants during program hours. Admission to the Center after 6:00 p.m. is $1 for all ages. Note: The Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches each weekday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for all children 18 years of age and younger (participation in the summer program is NOT required for the free lunch). For more information, please call 427-2420.
June 3-July 26 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
It’s going to be a great summer in the park and you are invited to join the fun! Kickball, t-ball, bumper-pool, Mancala, basketball, arts & crafts and weekly field trips for those who qualify are just a few of the fun and exciting activities planned for our summer playground program. All five playground sites are supervised by qualified, trained staff. Children are free to sign in and out as they please. The program is FREE and is open to boys and girls ages 5 ( by June 3) to 18 (still in school). FREE lunches are provided daily by Fort Wayne Community Schools. FREE Family Fun Nights featuring games, food and activities for the entire family will be held at Lakeside, Memorial and Packard Parks. Parents must complete a registration form for each child at their first playground visit. Questions? Call Chantell at 427-5966.
Students are fed a nutritious meal daily. Each meal includes protein, vegetables, fruit and milk. Ages 5-18
Jump for Life
This fitness program is designed to get kids moving!
Drums Not Guns
Participants learn drumming and discipline while also learning the dangers of gun violence
Youth discuss drugs and alcohol prevention through games, videos and skits.
WNBA Little Lady Bugs
This rite of passage program for girls ages 5-10 helps them build relationships and learn age appropriate life skills, including nutrition, feelings, teamwork and basketball values.
Girls ages 11+ discusses various issues facing young ladies today such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions. Games, activities and community ser- vice are all part of the program.
Fort Wayne Dance Collective
Professionals from Fort Wayne Dance Collective teach body awareness, coordination and musical expression.
McMillen Music Academy
This music program powered by Sweetwater Sound provides free lessons in guitar and choir.
Planting Healthy Seeds
Powered by Parkview, this program teaches chil- dren ages 5-18 how to make healthy food choices through interesting games and food tastings.
Children will enjoy weekly family friendly movies while learning movie theatre etiquette!
Jr. NBA Information
McMillen Park Community Center Youth Basketball Leagues as a part of the Jr. NBA gives us access to a national network of Jr NBA events, such as NBA cares community events, and NBA / WNBA games: discount uniform offers; coaching education and certification as well as professional development opportunities. We will also have opportunities for appearances from NBA and WNBA players (Pacers, Fever, Mad Ants and Legends) and access to grant funding.
In our 1st year of a Jr. NBA site we were able to truly showcase our talent at McMillen Park Community Center! We had three participants that received either 1, 2 or 3rd place at the Regional competition in Indianapolis! Jasmine (pictured above) in the Girls 14 U level placed in the top 5 scores in the country! She went to New York for a week this past summer to represent Indiana. Congratulations Jasmine!
Sisters of the Cloth
The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth work one-on-one with youth ages 8-18, teaching the craft of quilting. Class sizes are limited. Call 427- 2420 for more information.
The "Obama Quilt" as we of Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild call it, was inspired by the election of Mr. Barak Obama to the office of President of the United States of America. It was designed by Mrs. Kathleen Fincher and constructed by several guild members. It features many individuals who were instrumental in paving the way not only for Mr. Obama, but for all minorities. The "Obama Quilt" symbolizes the success of pursuing the cause of equality for everyone-but there is much more to be done.
Computer Brain Training (CBT)
Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.
Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground
During the school year, the public hours for the playground are: 9-3 pm and 6-8:45 pm Monday/Friday. When FWCS are closed, 9 am-12 pm.
Youth Program Schedule
During the School Year
Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm; Friday 3-6 pm;
Snow Days, Spring Break 12-5 pm
Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.
Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful. The staff is wonderful with children. L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program. Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good. Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S.