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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in December

Fireside Christmas exhibit

November 27 - January 5

To recreate the warm and cozy feeling of a traditional Christmas celebration, the Conservatory Showcase will be filled with red poinsettias and elements that spark feelings of nostalgia for the happy family holiday of yesteryear.

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Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, December 7, 1 – 5 pm,

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road 

Fort Wayne, Ind—All ages are invited to join us for a traditional Christmas celebration at Salomon Farm Park on Saturday, December 7, 1 – 5 pm.

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Large Spruce Trees Wanted

The Botanical Conservatory is in need of large evergreen trees to use in the Holiday Showcase exhibit.

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in November

Slightly Used Pumpkin and Gourd Sale

November 1 - 10

Everything must go! Still need some décor for fall? Come down and choose from our selection of pumpkins and gourds available in the Sales Garden. While they last, you can also choose from our extra-large pumpkins and corn shocks. It’s all priced to move and just waiting to go home with you!

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Free Breakfast and Golf for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

Free Breakfast and Golf for Veterans on Veteran’s Day 

Fort Wayne, Ind—In appreciation of those who have served our country in the military, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department invites veterans to enjoy breakfast and a round of golf for free on Veteran’s Day! 

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First Little Free Library in City Park

Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne Installs

First Little Free Library in City Park

Building Community, Fostering Fellowship, and Promoting Literacy

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Mayor Tom Henry was joined by The Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne today to commemorate the installation of Fort Wayne’s first Little Free Library in a city park. The ribbon cutting ceremony  in Memorial Park was also attended by Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation staff, City Council Members, Rotary Club President Jeff Krull, Rotaract and Rotary members, and the staff, students, and neighbors of nearby Memorial Park Middle School.

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12th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback!

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        FW Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer 

                        Robin Holley (260-417-3804)

                        Holley Hunter (260-438-4949)


Great Tree Canopy Comeback Volunteers
 

MEDIA ALERT: 12th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback!

                                Volunteers and Donations Needed

 WHO:              All ages of community volunteers are invited

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Public Invited to Safe Haven Open Houses

Fort Wayne, Ind.--The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to attend one of the annual Safe Haven Open Houses at their neighborhood youth center.  

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in October

$1 Night

Thursday, October 3, 5 - 8 pm

On the first Thursday night of the month we offer $1 admissions, 5-8 pm, for adults and children. Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free. Enjoy the evening hours in The Gardens of New Orleans at a special discount. For more info, call (260) 427-6440. 

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Splash Pads Close for Season

Splash Pads Close for Season

 Fort Wayne, Ind— As we prepare for colder temperatures, the City’s splash pads will be turned off for the season at 9 pm, Sunday, September 29th.

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