OUR MISSION: TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF FORT WAYNE TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES TO REACH OPTIMUM WELLNESS IN BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.
Operation F4 (Fight for a Fitter Fort) is a local movement endorsed by the City of Fort Wayne that not only encourages Fort Wayne citizens to make healthier choices, but also guides them to creating lifelong healthy habits for every generation. We are taking action against inactivity, damaging eating habits, and the attitude that we'll do it "someday." That day is today!
Programs of Interest
Here are some Parks & Recreation programs that promote a healthy lifestyle:
To register for any of the programs below: Register NOW
Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m.,
Community Center, 233 West Main Street.
This a drop in program. Drop in fee $1. Call 427.6460 for details.
Designed to increase strength and reduce pain.
Ice Skating at Headwaters Park
333 South Clinton St,
Fort Wayne, IN.
Skates can be rented. For hours and admission fees go to: www.facebook.com/Headwaters-Park-Ice-Rink-309951599015280/
2nd and 4th Fridays of Each Month
Each hike features a different natural are in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserves, etc.)
View the 2017 schedule on-line or call Eden at 427.6008 to request a schedule by mail.
Intro to Winter Hiking
What about hiking this winter? Want to learn more? Check out the Intro to Winter Hiking link
Christmas at the Fort.
Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is free but freewill donations are accepted. Come by car or the Holly Trolley! Find out how French speaking habitants celebrated Christmas and New Years. Artisans present hand crafted gift ideas and bakers of the Old Fort offer their wares.
Lindenwood Nature Preserve
600 Lindenwood Avenue
Let’s go for a hike! Open daily dawn to dusk. Admission is free. Four hiking trails. One is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Sorry, no pets or bikes.
Check out additional details: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
HEALing Kitchen Class
The HEALing Kitchen Class focused on teaching Foster Grandparents how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals with fresh produce from the Community Center’s 9 raised vegetable beds, farmers’ markets and other local markets. In addition to healthier cooking for their own families, it is hoped this knowledge will improve meal preparation in the families served by Foster Grandparents.
The program was made possible by a grant from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and facilitated by OPF4. The curriculum used was developed by Parkview Health. Classes are held in the spring and the fall. Check back soon for additional information.
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