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Spring Bazaar at the Farm 

Details for the next Spring Bazaar TBA in 2016.


Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Locally grown and hand-made, the products sold at Salomon Farm’s Spring Bazaar are guaranteed to please! Our Spring Bazaar will feature homemade items (clothing, decorations, jewelry, etc.), baked goods,  plants  and spring crops! Items may also include vegetables, fruit, herbs, plants, flowers, maple syrup, honey and more. If you are interested in vending at the bazaar, contact Amy at 427-6005 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2016 Application will be available soon and/or learn more about the Vendor Rules.

Search for Salomon Farmers’ Market and “Like” us on Facebook for updates, special events calendar, pictures and more! 

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Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2018

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2018 Wild Walkers Schedule

 

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 Salomon Farm Park

Salomon Farm Park was launched in 1996 through the generous donation of land by Chris Salomon.  For more information check out Salomon Farm Park.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve

Lindenwood Nature Preserve became a park when the city leased land from Lindenwood Cemetary in June 1974.  Read more about Lindenwood.

Franke Park

Information will be added as related nature activities become available.  Until then, learn more about Franke Park.

Buckner Park

Information will be added as related activities become available. Check out Buckner Park for more information.

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For nature enthusiasts check out:  the Fall Fun Times for additional details on the programs listed below:
Register on-line for programs/events  

 

Fall/Winter Programs

Check out the Winter Fun Times for information about the following or Register NOW.

Lindenwood (OPEN year around!) 
Wild Walkers  
Lawton Skate Park Clean Ups 
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary
The Art of Holiday Pies with Sweets so Geek 
Fall Foliage Hike (September-November)
Christmas on the Farm (December 1)
Intro to Winter Hiking 
Wintry Weather Hikes
Winter Hike at Blue Cast Spring 
Winter Walks on the Farm
Terrific Terrariums 
Personal Care Products, Naturally 
Evergreen Swag Workshop
Holiday Cookies
Baking with Sweets So Geek 102
Baking Breads with Sweets So Geek
Regional Three Course Meals
Cooking Made for You by YOu
Hearty Lunch from the Farmers' Market
Breakfast for Dinner
Farm to Fork with Instapot
Experience the Food of Love
Prohibition Kitchen: Holiday Drinks
Winter Warm Up Foods
Grab and Go Jars
'Tis the Season to Pickle!
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers
Cooking Your Own Adventure: Culinary Classes for Elementary



Activities on our Riverfront! Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.

Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers (November-February)
Young Naturalist Series (November-February)
Winter Cozy (January 26, 2019)
Riverfront Educational Series (February-April)
Riverfront Clean Ups


Join us on Facebook!

We just created a new Facebook page just for the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association program!  Like our page today and learn more as the season progresses on growing vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and potted plants!

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Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot
Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague


2018 Wild Walkers 

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2018 Wild Walkers Schedule

Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings 

Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31
600 Lindenwood Avenue 

Nature has so much to teach us and there’s no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of environmental education field trip opportunities varying from one to two hour programs.  For a complete list of programs, please see the Lindenwood Field Trip Program.  Cost is $2/participant/hour; a minimum fee of $20.00 / $40.00 will be charged for 1-hour / 2-hour programs, respectively. Teachers, care givers, and adult chaperones are free-of-charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Eden at 260.427.6008. 

 

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Check out the Field Trip brochure


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About Pawster Park Playground

Pawster Park Pooch Playground is located in Foster Park West on Winchester Road, just off Bluffton Road. It is a public facility owned and operated by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. All dogs (except female dogs in heat) are welcome subject to the rules and regulations below. Directions


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Dippin' Dogs Swimming Event

The next Dippin' Dogs event will be in 2019!   



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About Camp Canine 

Camp Canine is 60,000 square feet of grassy, fenced play space, divided into two separate areas. Separating the space allows for crews to clean and mow one side while keeping the other side open. A 600 foot open-air shelter and patio was also constructed in the dog park and there are bone-shaped benches and fire hydrants positioned throughout the grassy area. The drinking fountains have a ground level bowl for dogs as well as a higher bowl for humans.

The $40 annual Pooch Pass is valid at both dog parks. Half-season passes are available as well, July 1 – December 31, for $20. Dog owners must provide proof that rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations are up to date.  All dog vaccinations must be administered by a licensed veterinarian. 

Tags must be visibly attached to the dog’s collar at all times while using the dog park. Passes are available at the Parks and Recreation Main office, 705 East State Blvd., Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.


Closings

PLEASE NOTE: Camp Canine CLOSES YEARLY for the Johnny Appleseed Festival.. 


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History

In 2000, a dedicated group of local dog-lovers approached the Parks and Recreation Department with the concept of developing a dog park in Fort Wayne. The group conducted research on similar facilities in other communities and pledged their energy towards raising funds to construct the facility.

In 2010 a new Dog Agility course was added which includes six new canine agility equipment pieces.  These products are specially designed to help dog owners to teach obedience skills, build confidence, and give exercise.  There are three separate pieces in each area of the two fenced areas.  One area has a set of six weaving poles, a wait table, and a doggy teeter totter.  The other area contains a tire jump, a set of five hound hoops, and a dog walk ramp.  This new equipment is tough enough for any park setting and will provide fun activities for dogs of all sizes and abilities.  

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Information

In 2001, City ordinance was revised to allow unleashed dogs inside the confines of the dog park and a seldom used baseball diamond in Foster Park West was removed and dedicated for Pooch Playground. 

Both Dog Parks are now open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily!! 

In order to enjoy either Dog Park,  all dogs are required to have a Pooch Pass. To obtain your Pass, stop by the Parks and Recreation Department Main Office any weekday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  All dog vaccinations must be administered by a licensed veterinarian. 

Check out the Dog Pass and Liability Form


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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department
Administrative Office
705 East State Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 427-6000

Dog Owners must show proof of rabies, Distemper, and Parvo vaccinations to obtain passes. All dog vaccinations must be administered by a veterinarian. Passes must be visibly attached to your dog's collar at all times.

All permits shall be valid from the time they are issued until December 31st yearly. Fees will not be pro-rated. Color-coded tags will contain a registration number and the year for which the tag is valid.

Annual Pooch Passes are $40 per dog 

Half Season Memberships are available for purchase yearly (July 1-Dec.31 for $20)


Limit three (3) Pooch Passes per household.

Check out the Dog Pass and Liability Form

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