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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in April

                                                 

March 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

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Perspectives Live Butterfly Display

April 8 – June 25

At the Conservatory’s newest exhibit of live butterflies, you’ll get three perspectives on these winged creatures as well as “up close and personal” time in our exhibit tent. With design input from a group of Ball State University students, the garden offers you views from microscopic, backyard, and global angles.

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Buckner Park Entrance Restrictions

March 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        

Natalie Eggeman, PIO (260-427-6028)                                                                      

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Due to the Bass Road improvement project, Bass Road will be closed from Clifty Parkway to the Buckner Park entrance beginning April 3. Those who wish to enter Buckner Park will need to access the park from the west on Bass Road. The road is expected to be reopened in October.

New Riverfront Fort Wayne Program and Events Manager Named

March 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                       Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, IN — The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners announced today that Megan Butler has been promoted to the position of Program and Events Manager for Riverfront Fort Wayne.

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Barenaked Ladies Added to Foellinger Theatre Lineup

March 20, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                       Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind.—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that Barenaked Ladies will perform at Foellinger Theatre on Sunday, July 23. Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 8 am, Friday, March 24 for $89 / $49 /$29, $3 ticket fee.

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City Golf Courses Opening

March 16, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (427-6028)

                       Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind—Celebrate spring with a round of golf! Foster, Shoaff and McMillen Park Golf Courses will open for the season on Wednesday, March 22 at noon.

When inclement weather occurs, courses may close for a short period, or for the day, depending upon the severity of the weather. To check on course availability, or to schedule tee times, call the golf course where you plan to play:

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Foellinger Theatre Concert and Movie Series Announced

March 3, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer                      

Foellinger Theatre Concert and Movie Series Announced

Fort Wayne, Ind—Mayor Tom Henry joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Al Moll today to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup at Foellinger Theatre.

The concert season, which begins May 18, will feature several acts making their first appearance at Foellinger Theatre, including Christopher Cross with Very Special Guest Stephen Bishop and Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri. Many favorites such as Chicago, Kansas, The Lettermen, The Beach Boys and ZZ Top will return as well. 

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Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners Closes on Final Three Riverfront Properties

March 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:   Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

Fort Wayne, IndProgress continues to be made on riverfront development efforts. On Thursday, the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners, Red Bird Properties and Cambray and Associates closed on the final three riverfront properties located in the area planned for Riverfront Development Phase 1. The properties will be transferred to the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners and the condemnation lawsuits will be dismissed.

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Weisser Park Youth Center Closed

March 13, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:   Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department                                

Fort Wayne, IN—Due to unforeseen circumstances, Weisser Park Youth Center is closed for the day. Parents are encouraged to take their children to Jennings Recreation Center (1330 McCulloch Street), Cooper Community Center (2300 Clinton & Lafayette), or McMillen Park Community Center (3901 Abbot Street) for after-school recreation from 3 – 8 pm this evening. Weisser Center will reopen Tuesday.

What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne

February 28,  2017

For Immediate Release                    

Contact:         Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

  Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

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Birdwatching on the Trails

Sundays,  March 5 & April 2

8 – 9 am, Nature Walk

9 – 10:30 am, Bike Ride

Meets and departs from the Historic Wells Street Bridge, N. Wells St., Free Admission

Want to learn about birds and plants along our rivers? Join Riverfront Fort Wayne in partnership with Fort Wayne Trails for a naturalist-led spring walk and/or bike ride.

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in March

February 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

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Butterfly Volunteers Needed at Conservatory

Training in March to help April-June

Do you enjoy butterflies? As the Conservatory prepares for its 15th year of live butterflies, the staff is looking for volunteers to assist in monitoring the entrance and exit vestibules of the new exhibit. Butterfly Attendants assist visitors with exhibit protocols and in preventing butterfly escapes, while helping to make the guests’ experience positive.

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