River Camp


July 24-28, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Shoaff Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

In this one-week camp you will learn about our rivers through hands-on exploration and leave with an enthusiasm for our waterways. Water activities, outdoor games, fishing, science experiments, canoe and kayaking, hiking, river clean-up and water safety are all part of the fun! A confirmation letter will be sent out with details a week prior to camp! Ages 8-12. Registration will begin March 21. Min. 20. Max 40.  Fee $125

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Important Information

Register on-line for River Camp starting March 21 

Important Forms
Confirmation Information River Camp for 2023 
Release & Authorization form

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
Medication Protocol Information
Prescription Medication Permission Form
Over the Counter Medication Permission Form


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Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%.

The Parks and Rereation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia. 

For additional information including to register please call the Community Center, 260-427-6461 or 260-427-6466. 

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For more information about the Sensory Room check out "Walk in the Park" on 21Alive featuring Patti Davis, Recreation Superintendent and Suzan Moriarty.

Fidget Blankets

The Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club offers free Fidget Blankets to Alzheimer’s caregivers. These crocheted blankets have various objects securely attached to them that can help stimulate the mind and keep a person occupied as they “fidget” with each item. The Community Center is currently assisting with the distribution of Fidgit Blankets. Call Patti Davis at the 427-6465 to arrange a pickup.

General Programs 

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Spring Programs 

Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date                      Day        Time

4/11                       T              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


2nd and 4th Friday, 1:00 p.m.

March 10, 24, April 14, 28, May 12, 26

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/$1.00

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

March 20, April 17, May 15

3rd Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1.

Tuesday Movies

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for an afternoon at the movies! Most features are recent releases or popular classics. Admission is FREE, however, we do require pre-registration by the Monday prior to the movie.   Show time is 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. Please call 427-6460 by the Monday prior to each movie to reserve your seat. Tuesday movies are sponsored by The Waters of Fort Wayne & Canterbury Health and Rehabilitation.

March 7                Elvis

March 21              Where the Crawdads Sing              

April 4                   Easter Sunday  

April 18                 Ticket to Paradise           

May 2                    Father of the Bride (2022)

May 16                  The Swimmers

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

Monday, April 17, 3:30-5:00pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. We will also use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  The program is free, however, pre-registration is required.  Please call 427-6460 to sign up by April 10.

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, March 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  This seminar is free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by March 14 to register. 

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Adult Programming at McMillen Park Community Center is $1 admission to the Center unless otherwise noted. Photo ID required. 

Public Hours of McMillen Park Community Center

Check out the McMillen Park Community Center link for hours of operation.    

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Adult Open Gym

M-F, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

M & W, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sat, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sun, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

The gym is available daily for pick-up sports activity.


Yoga for Adults

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Yoga combines stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.



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Essential Steps

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the line dancing fun with choreographed, sequenced steps that help improve memory, coordination and balance while providing cardio exercise! Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID

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Cardio Fit

Monday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cardio Fit provides fun, aerobic fitness for all skill levels! Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID



Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Come play the fastest growing sport in America! Indoor pickleball courts are available for drop-in play weekday mornings. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.

Weight Room

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Add our weight room to your daily fitness routine. Free with $1 admission. Photo ID required.

Walking Track

Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Don’t let the cold weather cut into your daily step goal. Our indoor walking track is available every weekday, free with $1 admission and photo ID .

Seated Yoga

Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Designed for seniors or those with limited mobility, yoga poses are practiced from a seated position. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.

Men’s Adult Basketball League

Thursdays, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 p.m.

The Men’s Basketball league begins January 26 and continues through April 6. Stop at the information desk or call 427-2420 to register your team.

SepakTakraw/Kick Volleyball

Check out the YouTube link to check into this unique sport!  

Spring Programming

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 Check out the spring programming at McMillen starting March-May!


McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.   

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Check Out Seasonal Jobs!

We have job opportunities year 'round! We have many opportunities open, so check out the link TODAY!


Meet Me On Our Riverfront!

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Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne 
for a complete list of activities on the Riverfront!

Meet Me at the Park 

...and explore a new park (check out the list of our 87 parks)! We have 87 parks covering 2,840 acres of parkland! All city parks are open from 6am until 11pm daily! 


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... and we can visit the Old Fort!


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....for a hike with Wild Walkers or at Lindenwood Nature Preserve


...so we can wander Salomon Farm or take a class


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...to paint, play a game, eat lunch or take in a special event at the Community Center


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...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics)


...and let's volunteer! We have different volunteer opportunities, check us out! 


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...in order to Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia). Such activities include Bingo, Adult Coloring, Educational Presentations and much more! 



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...to participate in activities on the Riverfront! Such as Dance in Promenade park, and much more!


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...and check out $1 Nights, California Dreamin', Botanical classes and much more!! 
   Learn more at www.botanicalconservatory.org 

...for endless FUN! 

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Meet Me On-Line!

If you would like to enjoy virtual activities check out our link: FWParks@Home where you can explore "walks", "classes", blogs, "activities" and just have fun!  Check back often as we add more content periodically.

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We created a link (FWParks4FUN) to list all of our games & activities we are releasing  How about BINGO? So check out this link and visit a park soon!

Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000.  Or check out our Current Fun Times!  

For questions about any of these activities please call the Main Office at 260-427-6000.  

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Ready to Register for the After-school program?

Register today! 


Winter Schedule (December-February)


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Spring Schedule (December-February)

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McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.

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Sisters of the Cloth 

The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth work one-on-one with youth ages 8-18, teaching the craft of quilting. Class sizes are limited. Call 427- 2420 for more information.


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Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful.  The staff is wonderful with children.  L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program.  Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good.  Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S. 

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Upcoming Events

Spring Celebration at Promenade Park!
25 Mar 2023  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm  parkswebmaster@cityoffortwayne.org