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Pictured above: Marketing Team.  On the swing left to right Sarah Nichter, Jill Bowyer, Kathy Pargmann.  Back row: Nick Harper, Steve McDaniel (Director), Rob Hines

The Fort Wayne Park & Recreation Department's Web Master/Manager Lead of Marketing, Kathy Pargmann, has worked for the Department for over 34 years.  She is originally from Michigan where she received a two year Ornamental Horticulture Degree from Ferris State University and a Bachelors and Masters from Michigan State University in Parks & Recreation with a minor in Marketing. She is a Certified Park & Recreation Professional and is extremely proud to be on staff with the Department. On special event days you can usually find her with a camera in her hand!

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If you have any ideas, suggestions, comments and/or questions about the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and how we can better serve you, feel free to contact Kathy via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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In this time of COVID-19 we are doing all we can to protect our customers and staff.  The above picture is from our Mother's Day Plant Sale that turned into a VIRTUAL sale with customers safely coming by to pick up their pre-packaged plants.  We are so thankful to the Fort Wayne community for embracing our Department as we move forward.  In fact, we have a  FWParks@Home link as well as a COVID-19 FAQ's link to keep you informed of how we are moving forward with the Pandemic. 


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Pictured above: Jill Bowyer, Sarah Nichter, Kathy Pargmann & Rob Hines


We are "Still here, Always Fun, Going Strong!"



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