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Numerous Ways You Can Enjoy Fort Wayne Parks from Home
Still Here, Always FUN, Going Strong!

Fort Wayne's City Parks are open both in-person and on-line!  

Be sure to visit this link often as we will be updating with new virtual activities for you!  Let us know if you have other ideas for Behind the Scenes tours by commenting on our Talk to Us 2! form or via one of our social media platforms.  Stay safe.


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We just created a new link (FWParks4FUN) to list all of our games & activities.  Just added activities include: Mah Jongg intro., HITT Workout, Reset Your Life with Essential Oils, Photo Wreath Craft and MORE! Check out this link daily for additional activities and visit a park SOON!  


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FREE Virtual Programs

Participation in our live online classes require that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You can watch and participate through any smart device. Please register using the email address you want to use for communication about this class. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email that will be used to access the class.

Sign up today!



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SCFVA Virtual Show! 

Did your grade school child grow plants, flowers and/or vegetables this summer to enter in their school show?  Some schools had shows and otherss didn't.  But we want to see those photos!  If you want to submit yourself, go to the SCFVA Facebook link to learn more.  If you would rather we post your photos, 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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Photo Credit: Visit Fort Wayne

"Visit" one of our 87 Parks!

While you're staying home and/or practicing social distancing, you can still virtually explore all of our 87 parks and more! 



Parks Podcast

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On July 20, 2020 the Parks Podcast featurning guests from our Team was launched.  Recent topics in 2022 include: Winterval (January 29, 2022).  Topics in 2021 include: maintenance, jobs, registration, theatre programming, Riverfront, Salomon Farm Park, McMillen Park Community Center, Great Tree Canopy Comeback, and the Botanical Conservatory. Check out our new Parks Podcasts link and be ready to listen in as we focus on other areas of the Department.  If you like our Parks Podcasts be sure to check out our Blogs too where you can learn about Salomon Farm Park, Bird Migration, the Great Tree Canopy Comeback and much more!

What about going a hike at Franke Park Day Camp?  

Join Chris Freehill (Franke Park Day Camp Supervisor)  for a virtual hike to various camp spots including some of your favorites like swinging tree, bloody gorge, bullet hill and more! If you haven't been to camp before this will be a great overview!  

Check out Virtual Activities from our Youth Centers!

Visit our Youth Programs page to check out some videos posted to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation YouTube channel!


"See some of our Parks from the Sky"

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Lakeside Park

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Shoaff Park

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Shoaff Park Golf Course



Check out Golf at Foster Park Golf Course from the perspective of Hole #1! 


Get ready for Paddle Trips

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Read the blog on Getting Ready for Summer Paddle Trips you are ready to take your next adventure!

"Visit" Promenade Park 


Promenade Park opened August 9-11, 2019.  Take a trip back in time to when it was still being worked on and watch the video.  Very soon we will have a new video of what the park looks like today while you are staying at home or venturing out safely for exercise.  

Enjoy a virtual look at Promenade Park on April 24, 2020!

Read A "Throwback Thursday" Blog on the Culture of Japan!


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Are you curious about the Japanese culture?  Read a blog on The Culture of Japan  

Are you ready to "fish"?

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Until you are ready to fish there are a couple of blogs you may enjoy reading!

Indiana Free Fishing Days 
The Fish of Our Rivers

"Stop by" Lawton Greenhouses


Have you wondered what the Lawton Greenhouses look like inside?  What may be growing this time of year?  If so, you will find the video very intriguing!




"Visit" Salomon Farm Park for a hike or to visit the animals up close and personal!

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Salomon Farm Park (817 W Dupont Road) is a true historic gem and a perfect location for walking, biking, bird watching and much more. You can now take a virtual hike to explore the property...or "visit" some of our "famous" animals in Animal Enrichment hours where you may just learn a few things you can do at home with your pets too! 

Interested in learning more about Salomon Farm Park? Check out this video of Fort Wayne favorite field being planted:








Take a "hike" at Lindenwood Nature Preserve 


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Lindenwood Nature Preserve (600 Lindenwood Ave.) is open every day from dawn until dusk.  The Preserve is a 110-acre dedicated nature preserve featuring 4 hiking trails of varying length and more.  Learn more about Lindenwood and take a virtual hike until you decide to visit in person.





Try some Yoga at Home



 Have you always wanted to try some yoga but not sure where to start?  Start...TODAY!  Check out additional yoga classes on the Community Center's Facebook link!

If you are not sure you are ready for Yoga...but you could use some basic exercise...  


We are now posting videos of various exercise classes (including Everyday Exercise, Cardio Flex, Sit Down Yoga, Senior Yoga and more)  so if you like this video check out more on the Community Center's Facebook link or if you prefer, check out all of the classes on-line on the NEW Exercise class link!


Have you ever wondered about Essential Oils?


If you've wanted to learn more about Essential Oils and why they are so popular now, check out this video to learn more! 


Check out Winterval!


Check out the Winterval video video and mark your calendar for January 29, 2022 for lots of Winterval fun!  

"See" a flashback to the Butterfly Exhibit before it takes FLIGHT!


Enjoy this "flashback" from a previous Butterfly Exhibt set-up.  The 2022 Butterfly exhibit will open in April!

Complete the "Fun in the Parks" Crossword Puzzle


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Do you like Crossword Puzzles?  If so, you can download the full size version and see how you do!

Join the Legacy Parks Word Search

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What about a Word Search?  Download the full size word search...and start!

What about building a Pillow Fort?

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Are you looking for a family friendly activity?  Building a Pillow Fort could be the answer!  Use your IMAGINATION!  Start building!

How about playing Skee ball at HOME?

Make your own Skee Ball game and post on the Community Center's Facebook page!

Ready to plant some seeds?

As the weather turns is the time to plan for your next summer garden!  Check out this video on planting seeds...TODAY!

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Use Google Maps Street View to "walk" through some of our parks!

Google Maps Street View provides a way to “walk” through some of our larger parks while you’re staying home. Just drag the small person icon from the bottom of the screen onto one of the highlighted trails. Once you see the 360 image of the park you can click around the screen for different views, and click the arrows on the trails to move around.







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