For Immediate Release: July 10, 2018

Contact: Dawn Ritchie, 260/427-6002

A section of the Rivergreenway trail will be closed from July 16-20.  The section to be closed is  from  the intersection of Spy Run Avenue Extended and Spy Run Avenue to the intersection of Spy Run Avenue Extended and  Parnell Avenue.  A new fence will be installed along the bike path.

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018

Contact: Kathy Pargmann, 260/427-6004
Manager Lead of Marketing

Henry Lee Summer to Open for Grand Funk Railroad This Saturday

FORT WAYNE, IN: The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department’s Foellinger Theatre announced today that Indiana native rocker Henry Lee Summer will open for Grand Funk Railroad at the concert scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Sunday, July 15th 2018
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

For Immediate Release

July 5th 2018 – Pacific Coast Concerts – Fort Wayne, IN

Please note, The Beach Boys concert at the Foellinger Theatre on July 15th has been cancelled due to logistical issues.

Customers who purchased tickets to The Beach Boys from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department via credit card will receive refunds automatically. Cash purchasers should return tickets to the Park Department office at 705 E. State Boulevard for refunds during regular business hours. The Parks and Recreation Department will begin refunds on Tuesday, July 10. For additional questions, please call 260-427-6000.

Tickets purchased at Wooden Nickel should be returned to the point of purchase for refunds.

June 28, 2018

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Kathy Pargmann

                        Manager Lead – Marketing



June 28 at Packard Park:

Hometown Professional Soccer standout  honored by Mayor Henry

Fort Wayne, IN: Futsal, also known as small-sided soccer, has now found a home in Packard Park. At an official kick-off June 28th, 1pm, officials from the soccer community and Packard Park neighbors  joined Mayor Henry, international soccer star DaMarcus Beasley and Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel as they officially opened Indiana’s first Beasley outdoor Futsal court.

June 27, 2018

For Immediate Release


Liz Firestine (260-427-6446)                                       Mitch Sheppard (260-427-6441)

Adult Programs Coordinator                       OR          Deputy Director-Fort Wayne Parks

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Fort Wayne, IN: The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is excited to release the lineup for its thirteenth annual Botanical Roots outdoor concert series to take place at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne.  This season brings six headliners and openers will perform on the Terrace plaza every Friday night, beginning July 27 through August 31. Concerts feature national touring acts performing upbeat and soulful styles that find their roots in American musical traditions.



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