Park Events and Activities


The Johnny Appleseed Festival is always the third full weekend (Saturday/Sunday) in September. For more information on the Johnny Appleseed Festival CLICK HERE.
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The parks host a variety of events and activities, anything from classes to concerts. For more detailed information check out our seasonal Fun Times which can be found on our Home Page.  In addition, if you are curious about special events happening in the near future, check out the Recreation @ a Glance

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An on-line version of the current Fun Times is always posted on our Home Page. Fun Times are distributed quarterly.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department does offer non-competitive t-ball training and non-competitive lob ball training for youth.  Information on our programs may be found in the Children's Brochure which is published in yearly in March or in the Summer Fun Times.  All brochures are posted on-line upon release. You can also register for our programs online by clicking here

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Men's softball league phone number: 260.485.1887 (Don Reynolds, RAM League) 
Women's softball league phone number: 260.557.6241 (Jim Hagadorn)

Co-ed softball league phone number: 260.745.0137 or 260.704.4486 (Ron Stanski), 260.478.4128 or 260.704.4485 (Jeff Stanski)

For competitive programs call:

Little League phone number: 
         
(260) 602-5934 (Gary Gable)
Wildcat phone number:
 
        (260)
456-5821 (Bill Derbyshire or Jack Massucci)

 

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Children must meet the age requirement set for each program.  Franke Park Day Camp cut off date is June 1st, the Junior and Pee Wee Golf cut off date is July 1st and for all other programs the children must be the minimum age by the time of the first session of the program.
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We strive to provide excellent programs and services of interest to the community. In order to achieve this goal, we monitor all our programs and make changes according to what you, our customer, wants. You will be given an opportunity to complete an evaluation at the end of the program. Please share your input with us so we can see how we are doing toward meeting our goal.
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Our instructors receive excellent ratings. In fact, in terms of our children's programs, our instructors for our summer programs received excellent/good ratings from 92%-99% of our respondents!  We pride ourselves on hiring high quality staff that are excellent instructors.
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Refunds will be processed upon request for pavilion reservations, recreation classes, leagues, and other programs in accordance with the refund policy
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CLICK HERE for pool information. Pools are open seasonally.
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Golf Memberships are available for all of our golf courses.  Check out each individual course for their current rates: Foster, McMillen or Shoaff.

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Disc golf opportunities are available in both Swinney and Shoaff Parks. In fact, the east portion of Swinney Park has a 12-Hole Disc Golf Course while the west part is home to an 18-Hole Disc Golf Course. To learn more about disc golf in the parks, go to the Swinney Park page and/or the Shoaff Park page
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Franke, Shoaff, Reservoir and other parks provide plenty of space to try out your new sled or tube. 

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Please call the Marketing Department at 427-6000 to request permission to take photos at fee based park facilities. For professional photo shoots at the Botanical Conservatory, look at the Botanical Conservatory site for additional information and relevant fees

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Maps of the parks themselves along with driving directions are included on the individual park pages.
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Check out the links to their pages for more information:
Hurshtown and Lindenwood

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Check out the Athletic Field League or Group Reservation Guidelines if you are interested in making a reservation.  If you have questions, please contact Daryn Schwartz, 260.427.6003.

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