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Meet Me at the Park

Meet meExciting news – NPRA has launched an impressive collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney ABC Television Group and ESPN to expand Parks Build Community and demonstrate the value of community parks on the national level.

A national Public Service Announcement, "Meet Me at the Park," has run on national media outlets. 

NRPA couldn’t be more thrilled about this collaboration and the potential it holds to bring national recognition to the benefits and value of community parks and recreation everywhere.

In light of this campaign, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is highlighting the following activities:

 "Meet Me at the Park" explore a new park (check out the list of our 86 parks)
...and hike with Wild Walkers or at Lindenwood Nature Preserve
...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics) play at one of our Youth Centers 
...and take a trip volunteer enjoy monthly reenactments and activities (Historic Old Fort) learn more about our rivers in River Camp
...for nature (Lindenwood Nature Preserve)
...and visit the animals, take in a concert (August 20) or just wander around and soak up the atmosphere at Salomon Farm Park Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...for Camp at Franke Park Day Camp, Farmin' Fun Day Camp, or City Safari Day Camp participate in summer activities on the Riverfront including Dragon Boat Races, Historic Boat Tours, Hikes, Bikes & Birds, or Little Explorers Science Series! camp (Johnny Appleseed Campground) play golf at one of our Golf Courses (Foster, McMillen or Shoaff) try FootGolf or sign your kids up for Pee Wee or Jr Golf Tournaments fish (Hurshtown Reservoir) or for kids the Kids' Fishing Derby offered each June
...and Trek the Trails take in a Concert or Movie (Foellinger Theatre, Botanical Roots or Concert on the Farm) buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...and visit the Children's Zoo Walk N' Learn (MD & Me Walk N' Learn) celebrate our German twin, the City of Gera, at the Conservatory for the Blumengarten: A German Story 

...for Arctic Summer Blast 
...for Jazzworks! offered each July
...for free lessons in tennis, golf and swimming... Lifetime Sports Academy swim or  splash at one of the 8 Splash Pads 
...for fun at one of our Playground sites each summer
...FOR FUN! The list is truly endless! Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000.  

Seasonal FUN in the Parks!

Our Fun Times comes out four times a year packed full of FUN for you and your family!  Below are some of our seasonal events to be offered in the future!

...for Holiday FUN at the Holiday Kick Off Party (Botanical Conservatory) and Santa's Workshop (Community Center)
...for shopping Trolley Tours (Downtown) see Santa and the Reindeer up close and personal! (Botanical Conservatory)
...and enjoy Christmas at the Farm (Salomon Farm)
...for creativity at Santa's Workshop at the Community Center celebrate Salomon Fiber Arts Celebration learn about Fort Wayne history (Historic Walking Tours) pick out plants for Mom (Mother's Day Plant Sale) celebrate Mom (Mother's Day in the Garden)
...for Senior Games offered each June see the Rocky Horror Picture Show
...for the Halloween Haunt Plant a Tree @ the Great Tree Canopy Comeback celebrate the Harvest at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
...for Active Aging Week purchase Handmade/homemade items at Salomon
...for Pumpkin Fun
...and see the Settlers' Pioneer Village at the Johnny Appleseed Festival
...and Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown at the Botanical Conservatory or Historic Fort Wayne

...learn about history (50+ Historic Walking Tours) offered periodically
...for a Chilli Challenge Bike Ride on January 1!
...celebrate Winterval at various locations including the Community Center, Conservatory, Old Fort, and many more!

For questions about any of these activities please call 260-427-6000.  

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