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Cooper Community Center

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Reservoir Park,
2300 Clinton & Lafayette

260.427.6700 (9 am-3 pm) 260.427.6728 (3-8 pm)

Cooper Center continues to fulfill its unique mission, by providing activities for youth in such areas as athletics, crafts, skill development and food service. All activities are supervised by a highly committed and trained staff. All programs are free.


Bennie Lewis, Manager of Neighborhood Programs
Michael Ayers, Facility Supervisor
Camille Curry, Program Coordinator
Costella Mack, Program Coordinator

What's NEW

Check out Facebook and Twitter for information about Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation including information on Cooper!

We have created a new link with information on all the Youth Programs at Cooper!

Check out the NEW East Central Neighborhood Blog and learn more about what is happening in our community

Cooper Center Hours:

School Year Hours:
M-Th 3-8:00 pm; Fri 3-6 pm
If FWCS are closed, we are open 12- 5 pm

Closed for City Holidays throughout the year.  

Business Hours : 12-8 pm, Friday 12-6 pm 

High Achievers

Cooper Center High Achiever Alumni

Antonio Wilson, Northside High School

Twenty-first Century Scholars Program

The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is an income-eligible program for families in Indiana. 
Students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade who qualify for the program can receive up to four years
of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or university. 

You can learn more about the scholarship program by applying online at

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It is fun at Cooper they have a lot of games.  Xavier
My daughter enjoys the crafts, games, field trips, and making new friends.  Melissa G.
I am so happy that there is a place for my children to go where they are loved and cared for. Staff at Cooper Center are interactive, and friendly and have great ideas. My children talk about them often.  Tonya O.
I love the field trips and party ideas Ms.Camille has. I love how she gives each child an African name. The spirit is lively and safe.   Callie B.

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