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Foster Park Public Input Meetings Announced:

7/18:  Foster Park Pavilion #1, 5-7 PM (open house format)

7/30:  Indian Village Park Sears Pavilion, 6-8 PM (open house format)

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is seeking public input in its effort to reimagine the entrance to Foster Park.  The newly designed entrance will address not only infrastructure and maintenance needs in response to the soon to be completed deep rock tunnel project, but will also take into consideration recreational amenities, landscape enhancements, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, and the interface of a new plan with the existing beauty of Foster Park and its surroundings.

Check out the Project Limits Map to see the scope of the project.

Work in Franke Park to Temporarily Alter Park Drive Loop

In order to continue progress on phase one of the Franke Park Renaissance Plan, the Franke Park Drive access loop will be closed to traffic west of Pavilion #2. Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will install temporary barricades and signage to direct traffic beginning on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Click here to read more.


We need your input on the Comprehensive Plan!

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Want to learn more about the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan?  Check out the Engage Link and you can view the Comprehensive Plan and send us your input.  Please note, we have extended the deadline for feedback until July 13th!  So keep those comments coming!


Summer Camps

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Check out the just released Summer 2024 Day Camp Brochure Registration starts on March 25th!! 

Also just released the Summer 2024 Advanced Camper Brochure.  Registration starts on March 25th!

Camp Updates:

Franke Park Day Camp-openings in weeks  5 and 6 for ages 6-11 year olds. (Note, we were able to increase the maximum twice to accommodate more campers this year!). We also have limited openings for week 5 for CIT's (13-18 year olds)

Farmin' Fun Day Camp at Salomon Farm-Salomon has several openings for CIT’s weeks 4-6. 

Camp ACTIVenture-full.

Summer Activity PODS 

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Interested in learning more about PODS?  Check out the PODS link now!  Registration starts March 25th.

Work Where You Play

Looking for a job?  Check out the Job link and learn more about all of the jobs we have currently as well as the opportunities for summer employment (golf courses, camps, Botanical Conservatory, maintenance, Salomon Farm Park, Hurshtown Reservoir, and so much more)!  Additional jobs will be added throughout the season so check back soon!



Summer FUN at the Youth Centers 

Sign up for Summer Programming at Jennings or Weisser Recreation Centers 

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Summer 2024 Programming

The McMillen Park Community Center program is FULL for the summer.  Please check out the information above  on Jennings or Weisser Centers.


Pavement improvements coming to trails and parking lots which can cause short-term closures:

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Current Inclement Weather Procedure

Any program changes, facility closures or other weather related adjustments will be posted to the FWPRD social media pages and website. If the Mayor declares an emergency, all Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed or canceled.  

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Upcoming Events

45th Annual Senior Games
21 Jun 2024  12:00 am
Paint with a Purpose: Family Art & Sensory Expo
23 Jun 2024  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McKinnie Commons Connections
23 Jun 2024   3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trek the Trails
25 Jun 2024   6:00 pm -
Storytime at the Park
26 Jun 2024   9:30 am - 10:00 am

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