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)
...for nature (Lindenwood Nature Preserve)
...wander around and soak up the atmosphere at Salomon Farm Park
...Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...participate in activities on the Riverfront including Historic Boat Tours, Hikes, Bikes & Birds, or Little Explorers Science Series!
...celebrate our German twin, the City of Gera, at the Conservatory for the Blumengarten: A German Story
...check out "Snow Days" at the Botanical Conservatory (November 18-January 7)
...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
...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 Winter Fun Times!
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!
...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)
...enjoy Christmas at the Farm (Salomon Farm)
...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
...learn about history (50+ Historic Walking Tours) offered periodically
...Chilli Challenge Bike Ride on January 1!
...celebrate Winterval at various locations including the Community Center, Conservatory, Old Fort, and many more!
...Camp at Franke Park Day Camp, Farmin' Fun Day Camp, or City Safari Day Camp
...Arctic Summer Blast
...Jazzworks! offered each July
...free lessons in tennis, golf and swimming... Lifetime Sports Academy
...for fun at one of our Playground sites each summer
...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)
....Join in the Active Aging Week
...splash at one of the 8 Splash Pads
...see the Rocky Horror Picture Show
...for the Halloween Haunt
...Plant a Tree @ the Great Tree Canopy Comeback
...take a Fright Night Lantern Tour
... buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...celebrate Salomon Fiber Arts Celebration
...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 (offered each summer)
...and visit the Children's Zoo
...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.