Exciting 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"
...to 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)
...to play at one of our Youth Centers
...and take a trip
...to enjoy monthly reenactments and activities (Historic Old Fort)
...Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...participate in activities on the Riverfront
...check out "Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory"(July 14-November 11) as well as Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown, The Punkin' Path Display, Pumpkin Zone, Botanical Roots Concerts, Rocky Horror Picture Show, $1 Nights, Family Garden Close-Ups, Botanical classes and much more!! Learn more at www.botanicalconservatory.org
...and Trek the Trails
...take in a Concert or Movie (Foellinger Theatre, Botanical Roots or Concert on the Farm)
...splash at one of the 8 Splash Pads
... buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...camp (Johnny Appleseed Campground)
...play golf at one of our Golf Courses (Foster, McMillen or Shoaff) try FootGolf
...and visit the Children's Zoo
...FOR FUN! The list is truly endless! Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000. Or check out our Fall Fun Times!
"Meet Me at the Park for Outdoor FUN"
Hurshtown Reserovir (Open through October 14)
Lawton Skate Park Clean Ups (2nd Sunday of every month)
Night Hikes with the Naturalist (June, July, August)
MD and ME Walk n Learn (Monthly)
Themed Trail Hikes (June, July, August)
Trek the Trails (May-August)
River Camp (7/30-8/3)
Concert on the Farm: Adam Strack opening for The Hubie Ashcraft Band (August 19)
Salomon Farmers' Market (June 6-September 5/Wednesdays from 4-7 pm)
Handmade Homemade Sale (October 21)
Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival (September 14 & 15)
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers (August-November)
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary (September-November)
Natural Dye Workshop (October 6)
Wood Applique (October)
Prohibition Kitchen: Mixology Basic Series (September)
Prohibition Kitchen: LEGENDary Cocktails (October 29)
Baking with Sweets So Greek (October)
Fundamentals of Pie Baking (October 20)
The Art of Holiday Pies with Sweets so Geek (November 10)
Audubon Society Fall Bird Watching (October 28)
Kids' Halloween Hike (October 28)
Fall Foliage Hike (September-November)
Meet Me On Our Riverfront! Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.
Young Paddlers Club (June, July & August)
Riverfront Fort Wayne Paddle Socials (June, July, August)
Riverfront Boat Tours (June-September)
Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze (July & August)
Riverfront Walking Tours (June, July, August)
Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers (August-November)
Storytime on the Riverfront (June, July, August)
Riverfront Cleanups (June, July, August)
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW (September 9)
Riverfront Walking Tour (August 25)
Troop Beverly Hills (September 29)
Star Parties on the Riverfront (August 10)
Young Naturalist Series (September-November)
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!
...participate in Winterval 2018 in various sites around Fort Wayne
...Holiday FUN at the Holiday Kick Off Party (Botanical Conservatory) and Santa's Workshop (Community Center)
...shopping Trolley Tours (Downtown)
...see Santa and the Reindeer up close and personal! (Botanical Conservatory)
...visit Santa's Workshop
...enjoy a breakfast and bingo for Veterans
...experience Christmas at the Fort
...creativity at Santa's Workshop at the Community Center
...enjoy Christmas at the Farm (Salomon Farm)
...for Senior Games offered each June
...Chilli Challenge Bike Ride on January 1!
...celebrate Winterval at various locations including the Community Center, Conservatory, Old Fort, and many more!
...see the Rocky Horror Picture Show
...for the Halloween Haunt
...Plant a Tree @ the Great Tree Canopy Comeback
...take a Fright Night Lantern Tour
...Walk N' Learn (MD & Me Walk N' Learn)
...see the Settlers' Pioneer Village at the Johnny Appleseed Festival
...and Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown at the Botanical Conservatory, Historic Fort Wayne or Riverfront
...celebrate the Harvest at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
For questions about any of these activities please call 260-427-6000.