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 Public Hours
June 2-September 9
Monday-Friday, 6-9 pm
Please see McMillen Park Community Center link for any closings or holiday hours.
If you have any questions, please call McMillen Park Community Center @ 260.427.2420.
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.
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
Students are fed a nutritious meal daily. Each meal includes protein, vegetables, fruit and milk. Ages 5-18
Jump for Life
Physical fitness fun for kids of all ages begins on September 10.
Drums Not Guns
Children learn African dance, drumming and discipline. The program begins October 23.
Sisters of the Cloth
Sisters of the Cloth meet weekly beginning October 25 to learn the art of quilting.
McMillen Chess Club
Students will learn to focus, visualize, think ahead, weigh options, abstract thinking, analyze and plan. Chess Club begins September 10.
This Drug and Alcohol Awareness program for ages 5-18 is designed to prevent drug use. The program begins October 24.
Little Lady Bugs / HER
Little Lady Bugs (ages 5-10) and HER (ages 11 & older) allow girls and young women to discuss important issues such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions. The programs which begin the week of October 22 also include games, activities and community service projects.
Dance Collective Academy
Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers this free after-school program for boys and girls to dance and learn various genres of dance starting October 23.
McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater
Boys and girls in grades 3-12 may participate in weekly group guitar and vocal lessons with instructors from Sweetwater Sound beginning October 23.
Ivy Tech Youth Skills
This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges student’s minds and fosters team work. The program begins October 24 and is for ages 5-18.
Youth will learn the art of the stage with projection, articulation and imagination in this program that begins October 25.
Children will enjoy weekly family friendly movies while learning movie theatre etiquette!
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
October 23-December 11
This flag Football program for ages 8-10 will cover the fundamentals and basic rules.
Saturdays, September 22-November 10
Ages 4-7, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Ages 8-10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This soccer program will cover the fundamentals and basic skills.
College Prep Basketball Leagues
McMillen Park Community Center
3901 Abbott St.
This league is designed to prepare high school boys for college level basketball. League play will run for six weeks followed by a single elimination tournament. Game times are scheduled at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Registration and player draft will be held on one day only! Participants must attend an open gym where they will be drafted by six coaches. A $20/player fee is due at that time. Jerseys will be provided.
July 23-August 6
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
Sisters of the Cloth
The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth will work one–on-one with youth, teaching the craft of quilting to all who are interested. Ages 8-18. Class sizes are limited.
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
M/F 12-3 & 6-9 p.m. • T/W/Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. • Sat/Sun 12-5 p.m.
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.