November 15, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines

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                 Public Information Officer

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Weather Cancellations

Fort Wayne, Ind— Due to the weather conditions:

All classes for today and tonight at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center are cancelled. The Community Center itself will remain open normal hours.

Jennings, Cooper, and Weisser Youth Centers will operate on their standard FWCS closing hours, so they will be open from Noon – 5 p.m. today.

Community Unity Night at Faith Methodist Church will be held as scheduled at 6 p.m.

November 14, 2018

Contact: Rob Hines

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                 Public Information Officer

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“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC ANNOUNCES THE STRINGS ATTACHED TOUR

 

64-city North American tour will be an evening of

hits and classics, backed by a full symphony orchestra

 

Los Angeles, CA (November 12, 2018) – “Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced a July 2, 2019 performance of his 2019 Strings Attached tour - a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and - for the first time - a full orchestra. Weird Al will perform at the Foellinger Theatre, a facility of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department.

For his 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al wanted to reward his hardcore fans with an intimate, scaled-down show that showcased a rotating setlist of semi-obscure deep-cut non-parody album tracks, many of which he and his band had never performed live before.  For his 2019 Strings Attached tour, he’s back to playing the hits and classics – but this time his band will be supported every night by background singers and an entire symphony orchestra.

According to Al: “I wanted to follow up my most bare-bones tour ever with my most elaborate and extravagant tour ever. We’re pulling out all the stops for this one.”

Tickets for the Strings Attached tour go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10 AM (local time) at weirdal.com.

For information contact Jay Levey, Imaginary Entertainment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 13, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines

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                 Public Information Officer

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Lifeguard Staff Recognized

Fort Wayne, Ind— Jeff Ellis & Associates awarded the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department the 2018 Platinum International Aquatics Safety Award to the Lifeguard Staff for consistently and exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety.

Founded in 1983, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) is an International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consulting firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of drowning. This honor is given annually to aquatic facilities and organizations that score in the top 16% of the E & A audit criteria. The firm congratulated the Fort Wayne aquatic safety staff for their commitment to “professional excellence” as well as their desire to “make a difference” for citizens of Fort Wayne.

“Safety is always our top priority when it comes to providing pool facilities,” said Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel. “Of course, we want everyone to have a great time when swimming in one of our area pools, but we take great pride in our staff’s dedication to keeping everyone safe while they have fun.”

November 5, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines

                 Public Information Officer

                 260-427-6028

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For Immediate Release

What’s Happening on the Riverfront: November 2018

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here is a list of events and activities happening on the Riverfront:

Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers

November 11

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Nature Walk

3:15-4:30 p.m. – Bike Ride

Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton & 4th Streets

As fall flows into winter, Birdwatching on our Urban Rivers continues. This is a fun and interesting citizen science program in partnership with Cornell University. On the 2nd Sunday of the month the program meets at the trailhead at Lawton Park to observe and count bird species from 2-3 pm. An estimated 60 million Americans enjoy feeding, observing or photographing birds each year. This guided hike is open to all ages and experience levels. Every month we will learn basics of birdwatching and using binoculars, and learn about the birds of our rivers. This is a free program and no reservations are required. In the event of inclement weather, the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page will provide any cancellation information at http://www.Facebook.com/RiverfrontFW/.

 

November 2, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines

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                 Public Information Officer

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Franke Park Public Input Requested at Open House

Fort Wayne, Ind — Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will host the first Public Open House regarding the Franke Park Master Plan on November 8, 2018, from 5 - 8 pm at Franke Park Pavilion #1, 3411 Sherman Blvd. This Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation project, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, will result in a comprehensive plan that will guide the park’s development over the next decade and beyond.

Community involvement is an important component to the future development of Franke Park. The public is invited to share ideas and concerns regarding how Franke Park should grow and change, as well as the elements of the park which are important to remain unchanged.

More information and a public survey can be found at frankeparkplan.com.

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