802 Eckart Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
The Weisser Park Youth Center opened its doors in 1998. The 14,000 square foot facility houses:
- a computer center
- an arts & crafts room
- a library/resource/study center
- a teen club/meeting room
- an open lobby for unstructured recreation
- a snack preparation station
- a weight training room
- a full service kitchen
- a (27’ x 36’) multi-purpose/performing arts room equipped with a stage area and seating for over 300 people.
The campus also has outdoor tennis and basketball courts and shared use of the Weisser Park School gymnasium.
Chantell Davis, Manager of Neighborhood Programs
Zynette Paige, Facility Supervisor
The Indiana Park & Recreation Association presented the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department with an Innovative Community Service Award for our Food Service Program.
The Food Service program serves approximately 100,000 free meals and snacks each year at its nine summer playground sites and four year-round facilities. Along with the program’s core mission of feeding children, the Food Service program is about educating children on healthy eating habits and social skills in a safe and fun environment.
Check out Facebook and Twitter for information about Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation including information on Weisser!
Congratulations to Weisser Youth Center for winning the Black History Star Contest through urbanintellectuals.com! Check out this great video on YouTube:
Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the 2018 Black History Bowl! Check out the Black History Bowl is Positively Fort Wayne Video produced by Channel 15 to learn more about the event and the impact on the youth of our community!
Weisser Center Hours
Youth Center Hours:
January 16-May 5
M-Th 3-8 pm; Friday 3-6 pm
When FWCS are closed, 12-5 pm
A registration card must be completed and a Pick-Up Procedure form signed for each program participant. Forms are at the Center.
The Center is fully staffed to serve as a primary after-school alternative and a safe haven for neighborhood youth. During Center hours, children may play unstructured games or table games (air hockey, foosball, pool, etc.); create art or craft projects; use educational or recreational software in the computer room; study, read or do research in the resource room; exercise and work out in the weight training room; or just relax and enjoy the company of friends. For more about core programs: CLICK HERE
Weisser Center High Achiever Alumni
Adrian Curry Morehouse College
Denzel Hayden, Miles College
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is an income-eligible program for families in Indiana.
Students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade who qualify for the program can receive up to four years
of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or university.
You can learn more about the scholarship program by applying online at www.scholars.in.gov