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Check out our current COVID-19 Park/Program Modifications infographic to learn more about what is opening when!  You can stay up to date on other important updates on our COVID-19 page.  Please note, all Parks & Recreation Facilities with the exception of the Botanical Conservatory are CLOSED until January 25, 2021.  Please reach out at 260-427-6000 with any questions.  

On January 25, 2021, most Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation offices and facilities will reopen to the public at their normal operating hours.  Capacities will be limited in these buildings and all facilities will continue to requrire masks and proper social distancing practices.  Learn More about Facilities that are Reopening 

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We created a new link so you can be up on the latest FUN we are rolling out this winter!  Whether you are at HOME or on the GO...we want you to know we have FUN ways you can enjoy the Parks!

Be sure to visit this link often as we will be updating with new virtual activities for you!  Stay safe.

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Important Update Regarding Youth Center Programming Schedule 

On January 25, 2021 McMillen Community Center, Jennings Center and Weisser Center will be open for registered participants. NOTE, Cooper Center will remain closed at this time.  Virtual programming options will remain in place.  Check out the Youth Center link to learn more.

Parks & Recreation Youth Center Meal Service Suspended Temporarily 

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be temporarily suspending its Kids Cafe meal service program starting 12/14/2020.  Check out the press release to learn more.  If you are looking for Free Kids' meals information we have compiled a list of feeding sites. 

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Youth Program Virtual Registration

Click HERE to complete the On-line Youth Program Virtual Registration  for Cooper, Jennings, or Weisser Center.  Virtual programming will start at 4 pm daily (Monday-Friday).  

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McMillen Youth Program Virtual Registration

Click HERE to complete the On-line Youth Program Virtual Registration for McMillen.  Virtual programming will start at 3:30 pm daily (Monday-Friday).

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SCFVA Important Information

Even though the Blue Ribbon Show is cancelled for 2020 we still want to see your plants!  Like our page today to participate in the SCFVA Virtual Plant, Flower and Vegetable Show. Also, if you have a plant that you received YEARS ago through the SCFVA program...please share that as well. We are looking forward to checking out what you've been growing! 

Comprehensive Survey Results

The results from the Comprehensive Survey with Residents was presented at the Board of Park Commissioners meeting  on June 11. The Comprehensive Survey is now available to be viewed on-line.   


  Parks at Home slidesmAre you looking for virtual activities to do?  We now have a link devoted to all virtual activities whether you are going on a "walk",  "checking out animals", reading a blog, trying a new activity or learning a skill-we've got you covered.  And the best part is we are adding more content daily so check out the link: FWParks@Home


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The Fun Times

The Fun Times is a guide that is updated four times a year.  Read more to learn how to be added to the mailing list. 

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Upcoming Events

Winterval Hike at Lindenwood
30 Jan 2021   9:00 am - 10:30 am
Winterval at the Conservatory
30 Jan 2021  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drive-by Carve n' Craft
30 Jan 2021   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trek the Trails this Winterval
30 Jan 2021   1:00 pm -
Dog Sweater Day
30 Jan 2021   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm