Exciting news – NPRA has launched an impressive collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney ABC Television Group and ESPN to expand Parks Build Community and demonstrate the value of community parks on the national level.
A national Public Service Announcement, "Meet Me at the Park," has run on national media outlets.
NRPA couldn’t be more thrilled about this collaboration and the potential it holds to bring national recognition to the benefits and value of community parks and recreation everywhere.
In light of this campaign, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department is highlighting the following activities:
"Meet Me at the Park"
...to explore a new park (check out the list of our 86 parks)
...and hike with Wild Walkers or at Lindenwood Nature Preserve
...visit Lindenwood Nature Preserve for Saturday Sunrise Hikes, Understanding Your Parks & Preserves, Nature classes and more!
....enjoy Salomon and The Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration, Farmers' Market, Volunteering, Farmin' Fun Day Camp...
...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics)
...to play at one of our Youth Centers
...and take a trip
...to enjoy monthly reenactments and activities (Historic Old Fort)
...Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...participate in activities on the Riverfront including Hikes, Bikes & Birds, Water Plant Tours, Riverfront Educational Series, and Riverfront Clean-ups!
...check out "Fairy Tales" at the Botanical Conservatory (January 13-April 8) as well as enjoying the gardens at Easter in the Garden or Mother's Day in the Garden!
...and buy some flowers! Check out the Mother's Day Plant Sale for more information.
...learn about our rivers! River Camp is open to kids 8-12 years old.
...Camp at Franke Park Day Camp, Farmin' Fun Day Camp, or City Safari Day Camp
...blast through summer at the Arctic Summer Blast
...listen to some jazz at Jazzworks! offered each July
...free lessons in tennis, golf and swimming... Lifetime Sports Academy
...for fun at one of our Playground sites each summer
...fish (Hurshtown Reservoir) or for kids the Kids' Fishing Derby offered each June
...and Trek the Trails
...take in a Concert or Movie (Foellinger Theatre, Botanical Roots or Concert on the Farm)
...splash at one of the 8 Splash Pads
... buy some fresh produce at the Salomon Farmers' Market
...camp (Johnny Appleseed Campground)
...play golf at one of our Golf Courses (Foster, McMillen or Shoaff) try FootGolf or sign your kids up for Pee Wee or Jr Golf Tournaments (offered each summer)
...and visit the Children's Zoo
...FOR FUN! The list is truly endless! Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000. Or check out our Summer Fun Times!
Seasonal FUN in the Parks!
Our Fun Times comes out four times a year packed full of FUN for you and your family! Below are some of our seasonal events to be offered in the future!
...participate in Winterval 2018 in various sites around Fort Wayne
...Holiday FUN at the Holiday Kick Off Party (Botanical Conservatory) and Santa's Workshop (Community Center)
...shopping Trolley Tours (Downtown)
...see Santa and the Reindeer up close and personal! (Botanical Conservatory)
...visit Santa's Workshop
...enjoy a breakfast and bingo for Veterans
...experience Christmas at the Fort
...creativity at Santa's Workshop at the Community Center
...enjoy Christmas at the Farm (Salomon Farm)
...for Senior Games offered each June
...Chilli Challenge Bike Ride on January 1!
...celebrate Winterval at various locations including the Community Center, Conservatory, Old Fort, and many more!
...see the Rocky Horror Picture Show
...for the Halloween Haunt
...Plant a Tree @ the Great Tree Canopy Comeback
...take a Fright Night Lantern Tour
...Walk N' Learn (MD & Me Walk N' Learn)
...see the Settlers' Pioneer Village at the Johnny Appleseed Festival
...and Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown at the Botanical Conservatory, Historic Fort Wayne or Riverfront
...celebrate the Harvest at the Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
For questions about any of these activities please call 260-427-6000.