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.




Interested in the Playground Refresh Schedule and a listing of the 10 playgrounds being replaced this spring?  The goal is to have the 10 playgrounds refreshed by the end of the School Year!     


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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.


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 all weeks for ages 6-11 year olds. (Note, we were able to increase the maximum twice to accomodate more campers this year!). We also have openings for CIT's (13-18 year olds)

Farmin' Fun Day Camp at Salomon Farm-Salomon has a few openings for 4-5 year olds in weeks 6/24 – 6/28 and 7/8 -7/12, one opening for 6-11 year ols in week 7/22-7/26 and openings in all weeks for CIT’s which are ages 13+ that have attended two weeks of the FIT (12+) camp.

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!



After School FUN at the Youth Centers 

Sign up for Summer Programming at Jennings or Weisser Recreation Centers 


McMillen Park Community Center

Summer 2024 Programming

Sign up Youth for SUMMER AM (9 am-12:30 pm) Programming at McMillen Park Community Center   

Sign up Youth for SUMMER PM (1:30-4:45 pm) Programming at McMillen Park Community Center


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

Location: Phase: Date:
Tillman Park parking lot Phase 1 Wed., May 8
Tillman Park parking lot Phase 2 Fri., May 10
Weisser Park parking lot   Sun., May 12
Shoaff Park parking lot Phase 1 Tues., May 14
Shoaff Park parking lot Phase 2 Thurs., May 16
Jehl Park trail   Fri., May 17
Tillman Park trail   Fri., May 17
Foster Park West parking lot Phase 1 Tues., May 21
Rockhill Park trail   Wed., May 22
Foster Park West parking lot Phase 2 Thurs., May 23
McMillen Park trail   Fri., May 24

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

Explore the Trails!
28 May 2024   6:00 pm -
Kids' Fishing Derby
1 Jun 2024   8:00 am - 11:30 am
Northside Pool Opening Day
1 Jun 2024  12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
McMillen Pool Opening Day
1 Jun 2024  12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
45th Annual Senior Games
3 Jun 2024  12:00 am

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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