Parents please complete the following on-line form and submit for your children that participate in the programming at McMillen Park Community Center. Thank you! On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.
We are NOW a Jr. NBA site! See below for information on programming happening very soon!
The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is now offering a Jr. NBA program complete with basketball opportunities for all ages of youth. Check out information on Little Ballers (ages 4-7), Elementary, Middle School/High School play, Mad Ants Clinics, as well as League Play for Elementary/Middle school youth. See the attached Youth Basketball Flier for all the details.
McMillen Park Community Center Youth Basketball Leagues as a part of the Jr. NBA gives us access to a national network of Jr NBA events, such as NBA cares community events, and NBA / WNBA games: discount uniform offers; coaching education and certification as well as professional development opportunities. We will also have opportunities for appearances from NBA and WNBA players (Pacers, Fever, Mad Ants and Legends) and access to grant funding.
Youth Program Schedule
During the School Year
Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm (All activities end at 7:45 pm); Friday 3-6 pm (All activities end at 5:45 pm);
Snow Days, Christmas Break, Spring Break 12-5 pm
|Unwind Time Games/Snack||Unwind Time Games/Snack||Unwind Timemes/Snack||Free Day
|5 pm||Kids’ Café||Kids’ Café||Kids’ Café||Kids’ Café|
Passage 2 Manhood
Arts & Crafts
Sisters of the Cloth
at 4 pm
Children are served a healthy, nutritious meal.
Girls discuss issues such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions; also includes games, activities and community service projects.
Dance Collective Academy
Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers this free after-school program for boys and girls. To enroll, contact Jarin Hart at 427-6574 or email
McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater
Boys and girls in grades 3-12 may participate in weekly group guitar and vocal lessons with instructors from Sweetwater Sound. Students have the opportunity to sign up for practice times with the Center staff throughout the program. Lessons continue through May 19 at McMillen Park Community Center.
Youth discuss drugs and alcohol and why it is important NOT to use them.
Passage 2 Manhood
Passage 2 Manhood is a life skills program designed to give middle and high school boys the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.
Project Ready is designed to provide enhanced academic and social support to middle and high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. This program will be facilitated by Jason Jordan from the Fort Wayne Urban League.
Sisters of the Cloth
Sisters of the Cloth teaches the craft of quilting to all who are interested. The "Obama Quilt" as we of Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild call it, was inspired by the election of Mr. Barak Obama to the office of President of the United States of America. It was designed by Mrs. Kathleen Fincher and constructed by several guild members. It features many individuals who were instrumental in paving the way not only for Mr. Obama, but for all minorities. The "Obama Quilt" symbolizes the success of pursuing the cause of equality for everyone-but there is much more to be done.
Omatayo Rites of Passage
Children learn African dance, drumming and discipline.
Computer Brain Training (CBT)
Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.
Children enjoy movies while learning movie theatre etiquette.
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Basketball fundamentals for ages 4-7.
Jump for Life
This program is designed to get kids moving and to teach them to make healthy food choices.
Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground
MONDAYS & FRIDAYS: 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS: 9:00am - 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Please see McMillen Park Community Center link for any closings or holiday hours.
If you have any questions, please call McMillen Park Community Center @ 260.427.2420.
The Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground is located inside McMillen Park Community Center and is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Children must wear gym shoes while on the playground. The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff, so parental supervision is advised. Access to the playground is included in the $1/person general admission to the McMillen Park Community Center. The fee is applicable to both children and adults.
Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.
Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful. The staff is wonderful with children. L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program. Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good. Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S.