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High Style Holidays

High Style Holidays

Nov. 22-Jan. 4, 2015. Other events include: Garden in Lights, Holiday Kick-Off Party, Santa & the Reindeer and much more!!

Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort!

Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort!

Join the Fight today. 

Events at Historic Fort Wayne

Events at Historic Fort Wayne

Christmas at the Fort, November 29, 11:00am- 5:00 p.m. at the Old Fort

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop

Free kid holiday activities!

Community Center, 233 W. Main Street         Nov. 26, 4:30-7:30 pm,  Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm

Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on the Farm

Free admission!

Sat. Dec. 6, 1-5 pm       Salomon Farm Park, 817 W Dupont Road, $5 per car.

Skating at Headwaters Park

Skating at Headwaters Park

NOW open for the season!  Admission fees apply.  Check out the Headwaters Page for additional details!                               …

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News Flash

 AWS Fantasy of Lights

 AWS Fantasy of Lights will be starting soon in Franke Park.  Check out the link for dates and times.

 Shading our City

 Shading our City: The Urban Forestry Management Plan is now available on-line. Shading Our City is intended to provide a framework for ensuring that the trees and forests of our City are appropriately cared for according to our community goals. 

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department Earns National Accreditation-Again!

On October 15, 2014 the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department achieved reaccreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This notable accomplishment was announced at the Best of the Best Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina at the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) 2014 Congress and Exposition.

 Bird Town

 Fort Wayne is designated as the 5th Bird Town Indiana by the Indiana Audubon Society!  Read more about what this designation means for Fort Wayne.  Check out the News Sentinel article and watch a short video too.  If you enjoy birds, especially owls, check out on our Facebook page and watch the Family of Little Owls Discover a Camera Outside their Den video!

 Stewardship of Public Land/Facilities

 The Stewardship of Public Land/Facilities document  was approved at the September Park Board meeting. 

 A NEW Ecology Trail Guide

 Check out the NEW Ecology Trail Guide of Foster Park produced by Emily Richardson a student at The University of Saint Francis. 

 1-Investing Icon

Look for signs around Fort Wayne indicating Park & Recreation improvements.  If you would like to see a list of these improvements as well as photos, check out Invest now.

Street Tree Application

The Parks & Recreation Street Tree Application Program has been expanded.  The July 1st, 2014 deadline has expired.  Applications received now are for the 2015 fall planting. Learn more....


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Thank you Fort Wayne! Thank you for supporting our Department!  Our overall customer service rating continues to run near 90%!!

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept
705 E. State Blvd.
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(260) 427-6000

Accredited since 2004

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Fort Wayne by providing positive opportunities for leisure time and by being stewards of our park lands, facilities, public trees, and other resources entrusted to our care.