July 13. 2018
For Immediate Release

        Kathy Pargmann

                        Manager Lead – Marketing




Opening Throw
Championship Caliber Disc Golf Course

July 13 at Tillman Park


Fort Wayne, IN: Tillman Park now offers a championship caliber disc golf course. At a grand opening on July 13, 5 pm officials from the disc golf community joined Parks and Recreation Director, Steve McDaniel as they opened the Disc Golf Course at Tillman Park.

The newest disc golf course will be a championship caliber course with many par 4’s and some par 5’s as well as the normal par 3’s.  As a result more prestigious events can be offered in Fort Wayne such as A Tiers and/or National Tiers.

The local Fort Wayne Disc Golf Club started planning the course in 2013. In the past five years over 4,000 volunteer hours have been invested by the club.

Fort Wayne is also home to disc golf courses at East and West Swinney and Shoaff Park.

“We are excited about the opening of Tillman Park Disc Golf Course and the potential for bringing more prestigious events to Fort Wayne,” said Steve McDaniel, Director of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.

Events included a Ceremonial First Throw and a Walking Tour of the course.

For more information about the Fort Wayne Disc Golf Club check out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fortdiscgolfclub/

August 1, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Kathy Pargmann (260-427-6004)

                        Manager Lead - Marketing

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What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory

in September-November


“Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory”

July 14-November 11                           

While some gardens feature art, this garden is its own work of art. “Art of the Garden” blurs the line between landscape and fine art, interpreting natural features – forest, mountain, and lake – in a human-made aesthetic experience. The exhibit is designed to evoke surprise, intrigue, and moments of reflection in the visitor. Constructed using natural materials and innovative fabrication, the exhibit mimics, but does not copy, nature. A reflecting pond, a grove of trees, and colorful, textured plantings are complemented by contemporary art works including mural paintings, a multi-media artifact wall, and the sculptural representation of a mountain. Experience this collaborative art and garden installation created by local artist Daniel Dienelt and landscape designer Chad Shaw. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, Fort Wayne CW, the M.E. Raker Foundation, Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation, Wilson Foundation, and English Bonter Mitchell Foundation. 


For Immediate Release: July 10, 2018

Contact: Dawn Ritchie, 260/427-6002

A section of the Rivergreenway trail will be closed from July 16-20.  The section to be closed is  from  the intersection of Spy Run Avenue Extended and Spy Run Avenue to the intersection of Spy Run Avenue Extended and  Parnell Avenue.  A new fence will be installed along the bike path.

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018

Contact: Kathy Pargmann, 260/427-6004
Manager Lead of Marketing

Henry Lee Summer to Open for Grand Funk Railroad This Saturday

FORT WAYNE, IN: The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department’s Foellinger Theatre announced today that Indiana native rocker Henry Lee Summer will open for Grand Funk Railroad at the concert scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Sunday, July 15th 2018
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

For Immediate Release

July 5th 2018 – Pacific Coast Concerts – Fort Wayne, IN

Please note, The Beach Boys concert at the Foellinger Theatre on July 15th has been cancelled due to logistical issues.

Customers who purchased tickets to The Beach Boys from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department via credit card will receive refunds automatically. Cash purchasers should return tickets to the Park Department office at 705 E. State Boulevard for refunds during regular business hours. The Parks and Recreation Department will begin refunds on Tuesday, July 10. For additional questions, please call 260-427-6000.

Tickets purchased at Wooden Nickel should be returned to the point of purchase for refunds.

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