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Buckner Park Closing

November 3, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                        Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind— Due to road paving on Bass Rd., Buckner Park will be closed November 6th and 7th. Buckner Park is expected to reopen Wednesday, November 8th.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Announces Participation in New Group Membership, MAP

October 31, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

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The Museum Access Pass (MAP) will be for sale beginning November 1
 

Fort Wayne, IN – The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is proud to announce it is joining a group membership program designed to give participants year-round access to four Fort Wayne museums, including Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the History Center, Science Central, and the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This program replaces the Museum Dreams Membership and has been rebranded as the Museum Access Pass (MAP).

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in November

October 31, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

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$1 Night

First Thursday of the month

November 2, 5 – 8 pm

The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room for a fun and educational lecture or activity. No reservations required. We validate parking tickets from the Civic Center Parking Garage for free parking. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. 

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Announces Participation in New Group Membership, MAP

October 31, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Museum Access Pass (MAP) will be for sale beginning November 1

Fort Wayne, IN – The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is proud to announce it is joining a group membership program designed to give participants year-round access to four Fort Wayne museums, including Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the History Center, Science Central, and the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This program replaces the Museum Dreams Membership and has been rebranded as the Museum Access Pass (MAP).

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What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne

October 18,  2017
For Immediate Release 

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                        Public Information Officer
                       
Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department
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 Riverfront Development Phase II & III Planning Group

The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners has named the members of the Riverfront Development Phase II & III Planning Group:

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Splash Pads Closing for Season

October 6, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

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, October 8.

Great Tree Canopy Comeback: Volunteers Needed

October 2, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:   Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                FW Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer or
 
               Carol Cavell (704-4794)
            
   Trees Indiana                

Saturday, October 21, 10 am - noon

Fort Wayne, IN— On Saturday, October 21st, Friends of the Parks of Allen County invites citizens to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods, and community volunteers to plant new trees in our parks and public spaces during the 16th annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback.

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What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne in October


Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Troop Beverly Hills

Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm, FREE

Activities begin at 6:30 pm

Johnny Appleseed Park (playground area)

Are you ready to rough it? Come to the most fabulous jamboree in Fort Wayne! (No bark eating required.) We will be testing both your wilderness and your Beverly Hills skills with a variety of activities—you can even earn patches! Then, we’ll gather ‘round the campfire, pass around the Girl Scout cookies, and enjoy our favorite hometown actress, Shelley Long. Feel free to bring your own chair or blankets and don’t forget something to munch on! Activities being at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available. No RSVP necessary. All ages and wardrobes welcome. Sponsored by Fort Wayne’s CW, YLNI and Magic 95.1.

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in October

September 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                        Public Information Officer
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$1 Night

First Thursday of the month

October 5, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room for a fun and educational lecture or activity. No reservations required. We validate parking tickets from the Civic Center Parking Garage for free parking. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. 

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Community Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:   Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                 FW Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer                   

Friday, September 29, 4 – 8 pm; Community Center, 233 W. Main Street

Fort Wayne, IN: The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department Community Center is celebrating our milestone 40th anniversary with a free community party on Friday, September 29, 4 – 8 pm.  Making life fun is what we do best at the Community Center!

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