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Foster and McMillen Park Golf Courses Closed

May 25, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        

Natalie Eggeman, PIO (260-427-6028)                                                                  

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Foster Park Golf Course and McMillen Park Golf Course are closed due to flooding. McMillen’s back nine is expected to open later today. The entire golf course at McMillen is expected to open tomorrow. Foster Park Golf Course is expected to open to walking golfers Saturday.

 

Riverfront Contracts Approved

May 24, 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (427-6028)
  
                     Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind. –Construction contracts for the first phase of riverfront development were approved by City Council Tuesday evening with an 8 – 0 vote.

The approved construction contracts totaled $17,154,558.

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MAYOR CELEBRATES CITY BEING NAMED “PLAYFUL CITY USA” FOR EIGHTH TIME

May 17, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:
Natalie Eggeman
Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
260-427-6028

Fort Wayne, IN—Fort Wayne is being honored with a Playful City USA designation for the eighth time for its efforts to make it easy for all kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.

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Northside Pool & Splash Pads Opening Memorial Day Weekend

May 17, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:         Natalie Eggeman, 260-427-6028
                       
Public Information Officer                        

Fort Wayne, IN: The City's free splash pads will be turned on Saturday, May 27 at 9 am.

Northside Pool will be open May 27 - May 29 and will reopen on a daily basis starting June 3. McMillen Pool will open for the season on June 3.

Currently, we do not have an opening date for Memorial Park Pool, due to a shortage of lifeguards. Once all necessary positions are filled, we will open Memorial Pool. Those interested in a lifeguard position may apply online at www.cityoffortwayne.org.

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Foster Park Open

May 8, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        

Natalie Eggeman, PIO (260-427-6028)                                                                   

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Foster Park and the Foster Park Golf Course are open.

Foster Park Closed

 May 5, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        

Natalie Eggeman, PIO (260-427-6028)                                                                   

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Foster Park is closed due to flooding. The park is expected to reopen on Monday, May 8

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4th Annual Community Extravaganza

May 5, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer 

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Mark your calendar and plan to join us at McMillen Park Community Center for the 4th Annual Community Extravaganza on Saturday, May 20, 12 - 4 pm. This free event will be fun for the whole family!

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Saturday’s Little Explorers Science Series Cancelled

May 4, 2017                       

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind.—The Little Explorers Science Series: Bugs! scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at 10 am has been cancelled due to anticipated flooding in the area. The series will resume at 10 – 10:30 am, Saturday June 3 in Lawton Park (Kids’ Crossing), North Clinton and East 4th Street.

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CITY CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY

April 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Receives Tree City USA® Recognition, Growth Award
Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll was joined today by 2nd Graders from Fairfield Elementary School, Trees Indiana and Superintendent of Urban Forestry Derek Veit to celebrate Arbor Day. Johnny TinCap was also on hand to celebrate with the children.

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Golf Discounts to Celebrate Anniversaries

April 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (427-6028)
                        Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to help us celebrate the anniversaries of our golf courses with discounted prices!

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