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Public Meeting: Memorial Park Proposals

April 18, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind--The Board of Park Commissioners invites the community to attend a public meeting to review proposals for the partnership with Indiana Tech to construct a new track and field facility, softball stadium, and athletic training and office facility in Memorial Park. Plans to relocate memorials within the park will also be discussed.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 4 at the Memorial Park Pavilion,  2301 Maumee.

Community Unity - Neighborhood Family Fun Nights

April 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:         Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
                        Public Information Officer

Meet, Greet & Eat

Fort Wayne, Ind.—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department invites you and the family to FREE Community Unity – Family Fun Nights! Drop in for a community dinner, games and prizes for the kids, and a neighborhood safety forum. It’s a great chance for neighbors to gather together to meet, greet and eat…and learn about how our police department is engaging to keep our neighborhoods safe.

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Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority Approves Funding for Riverfront Development Phase 1

April 11, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (427-6028)
 
                      Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne, Ind The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) has approved $5,170,480 in Regional Cities funding for Riverfront Development Phase 1. 

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Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

April 4, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:        

Natalie Eggeman, PIO (260-427-6028)                                                           

Fort Wayne, IN: Mayor Tom Henry is joining mayors across the country for the fifth annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service today, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems. This day gives our community an opportunity to celebrate our nation’s unsung heroes--citizens who volunteer not for recognition but who use their time and talents to help solve community challenges and make cities like Fort Wayne a better and brighter place for everyone.

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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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