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
...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)
...to volunteer at Salomon Farm either as a Garden volunteer or an Animal Care Volunteer
...to participate in River Camp
...for nature (Lindenwood Nature Preserve)
...to Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...to celebrate Salomon Fiber Arts Celebration
...to learn about Fort Wayne history (Historic Walking Tours)
...to pick out plants for Mom (Mother's Day Plant Sale)
...to celebrate Mom (Mother's Day in the Garden)
...to look at LIVE butterflies at the Conservatory (each spring), "Perspectives" Live Butterfly Display (April 8-June 25)
...for Camp at Franke Park Day Camp, Farmin' Fun Day Camp, or City Safari Day Camp offered each summer
...to participate in winter/spring activities on the Riverfront including birdwatching, learning about bugs, stargazing, or taking a historic boat tour!
...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!
...for Holiday FUN at the Holiday Kick Off Party (Botanical Conservatory) and Santa's Workshop (Community Center)
...for shopping Trolley Tours (Downtown)
...to 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
...to camp (Johnny Appleseed Campground)
...to play golf at one of our Golf Courses (Foster, McMillen or Shoaff) or try FootGolf
...to splash at one of the Splash Pads open seasonally
...to fish (Hurshtown Reservoir) or for kids the Kids' Fishing Derby offered each June
...and Trek the Trails
...to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show
...for the Halloween Haunt
...to Plant a Tree @ the Great Tree Canopy Comeback
...to celebrate the Harvest at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
...for Active Aging Week
...to 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
...to take in a Concert or Movie (Foellinger Theatre, Botanical Roots or Concert on the Farm)
...to buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...and visit the Children's Zoo
...to Walk N' Learn (MD & Me Walk N' Learn)
...for Family Fun Day offered each July
...for Jazzworks! offered each July
...for Lifetime Sports Academy offered seasonally
...to swim offered seasonally
...for Senior Games offered each June
...for fun at one of our Playground sites each summer
...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.