20161117 181914-001 slide 3

Registration Information
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.

Youth Program Schedule
During the School Year

Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm; Friday 3-6 pm;
Snow Days, Spring Break 12-5 pm

IMG 3190IMG 0042 rvsd

Jr. NBA Information

 Basketball Youth Jr NBA

Jr. NBA Basketball League
January 20-March 10

The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to boys and girls in grades 3-5 and 6-8.  Games will be played on Saturday mornings at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00.  Team registration fee: $60. Registration deadline: December 15. Call 427-2420 for more information or to register your team.

Jr. NBA Skills Clinics
February 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

These skill development clinics are open to boys and girls in 3rd-8th grades and are powered by the Mad Ants. The clinics are FREE and no pre-registration is necessary.

Jr. NBA Skills Competition
Monday, February 26, Time to be determined

Mark your calendar for February 26 and plan to compete in this basketball skills competition for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grade. Winners  advance to the state competition in Indianapolis.


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.   


In our 1st year of a Jr. NBA site we were able to truly showcase our talent at McMillen Park Community Center! We had three participants that received either 1, 2 or 3rd place at the Regional competition in Indianapolis! Jasmine (pictured above) in the Girls 14 U level placed in the top 5 scores in the country!  She went to New York for a week this past summer to represent Indiana. Congratulations Jasmine!  

13389248 10153449022906946 2120410786 o 1 2-001

Planting Healthy Seeds

Planting Healthy Seeds is a fun nutrition program for students ages 5-18. Children learn to make healthy food choices, through  interesting games and food tastings and creating new recipes. This program was created by Parkview Hospital.

Nyla Nelson and Tiron Hardy learning how to prepare healthy snacks with Costella Mack

Kids’ Café
Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m.

A nutritious meal which includes a protein, vegetable, fruit, grain and milk, is served each day for students aged 5-18 years old.

IMG 0118 rvsd


Little Lady Bugs
Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

This is a girl’s rites of passage program for ages 5-10 years old. Students build relationships and learn age appropriate life skills.

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

This group of girls aged 11 and up discusses various issues facing young ladies today such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions. Students also play games, do various activities and complete community service projects.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective 
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Powered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective dance professionals, students learn body awareness, coordination and musical expression.

20161118 171322


McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater

Music program powered by Sweetwater Sound will teach free guitar and choir Tuesdays, 5:15- 6:16 p.m.


Project Alert
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.

Youth discuss drugs and alcohol prevention through games, videos and skits.

Passage 2 Manhood
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.

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 
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.

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 the Fort Wayne Urban League.

20161117 18082920161117 180611

Sisters of the Cloth 

Sisters of the Cloth
The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth will work one–on-one with youth, teaching the craft of quilting to all who are interested. Ages 8-18. Class sizes are limited.

IMG 3284

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.

20161130 190332-001

Drums not Guns
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Participants learn drumming and discipline while also learning the dangers of gun violence.

20140715 115530

Computer Brain Training (CBT)

Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.

20161117 185211-001

Movie Night
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Children enjoy movies while learning movie theatre etiquette.

20161117 17413120161117 183848


The McMillen Center will have soccer available for all registered youth. Ages 5-7, 6:00 p.m. and ages 8-10 at 6:45 p.m. Soccer fundamentals and games will be played.

Youth Futsal League 
Futsal is a fast paced small sided soccer game that is widely played across the world. It has gained popularity in our community and surrounding areas in Fort Wayne. The league will run for 8 weeks followed by a single elimina- tion tournament on May 12 (8-10 year olds) or May 19 (11-13 year olds). Games are scheduled between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Register your team on-line or at the Center. Rosters are limited to 10 players. Registration deadline: March 10. Max. 6 teams per age group.

Code            Dates     Day     Time
Ages 8-10
232000-S1   3/17-5/5 Sa  12-4 pm
Ages 11-13
232000-S2   3/17-5/5 Sa  12-4 pm
Fee: $60/team
Location: McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.

IMG 0103 rvsd

Jump for Life
Mondays & Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Jump for Life is designed to get kids moving!

IMG 0492-001

Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground 

M/F 12-3 & 6-9 p.m.   •   T/W/Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.  •   Sat/Sun 12-5 p.m.

Summer Public Hours
June 2-September 9
Monday-Friday, 6-9 pm

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 during public hours. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times and must wear gym shoes while on the playground. The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff. Access to the playground is included in the $1/person general admission to the McMillen Park Community Center.

Summer Youth Program
June 4-July 27, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm

The McMillen Park Community Center, located at 3901 Abbott St., offers a summer youth program for children ages 5-18. Children must be registered for the summer program before they are allowed to attend. Sign up at the Center or on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. The summer youth activities at McMillen Park Community Center are FREE for registered participants during program hours. Admission to the Center after 6:00 p.m. is $1 for all ages. Note: The Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches each weekday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for all children 18 years of age and younger (participation in the summer program is NOT required for the free lunch). For more information, please call 427-2420.

Boys/Girls College Prep Basketball Leagues

These leagues are designed to prepare high school boys and girls for college level basketball. League play will run for six weeks followed by a single elimination tournament. Game times are scheduled at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Registration and player drafts will be held on one day only! Students will attend an open gym where they will be drafted by six coaches. A $20/player fee is due at that time. Jerseys will be provided.

Boys’ League
Registration/Draft: Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.
League Play: Mondays, June 11-July 16
Tournament Play: July 23-August 6

Girls' League
Registration/Draft: Wednesday, June 6, 6 pm
League Play: Wednesdays, June 13-July 25
Tournament Play: August 1-15 

Youth Kickball League
Wednesdays, June 13-July 18

Kickball league play begins on June 13 for girls and boys ages 8-13 who want to have fun outdoors! Space is limited to six teams with a maximum 12-player roster. League play will run for six weeks with games scheduled on Wednesday evenings at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Registrations will be accepted at McMillen Park Community Center, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., through June 29. The team fee is $60 and includes a team t-shirt for each player. For more information, please call the Center at 427-2420.

End of Summer Celebration
Friday, July 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
McMillen Park Community Center

Free Family Fun
Staff vs. Student Basketball Game
Half Time Entertainment

LaMarion Wilson  Jaxson Robinson - internal use onlyPreston ONeal loves to be active

 Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.  
  IMG 0047 rvsd20161117 180942-002


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. 

We want your feedback!

new_blue_64x64Take our on-line survey now!
This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

Translate Content