Outdoor Education's mission:
"To preserve the beauty of Fort Wayne's natural areas and parks; to promote outdoor recreation and education with classes and programs offered to the general public; provide events and programs designed to promote cultural enrichment."
Adult and Youth Cooking Classes at Salomon Farm Park
Hikes at Lindenwood
Blacksmith Skills Workshop
Advanced Blacksmithing for Women
Christmas on the Farm
Summit City Music Theatre Presents "A Christmas Carol" at Salomon Farm
Winter Solstice Walk/Ride & Bonfire
Chilly Challenge Bike Ride
Winterval Hike and Bonfire
Various Winterval events (Check out the Winterval link)
Activities on our Riverfront!
Create & Play Tuesday
Sunday Heritage Concert Series
Yoga on the Riverfront
Confluence Kitchen: Mexico
Holiday Window Displays at Promenade Park
Sip & Shop
Sensory Friendly Night of Lights
Community Chess on the Riverfront
Be Your Own Artist!
For Real Comedy Stories
Christmas Movie in the Park
Dog Sweater Day
Chess and Chill
Pictured left to right: Chuck Reddinger, Deputy Director of Recreation, Eden Lamb, Manager of Outdoor Recreation and Steve McDaniel, Director.
Eden Lamb was presented the IPRA Young Professional Award recently in Indianapolis at the 2022 IPRA State Conference and we are very proud of her accomplishments with the Department!
Join us on Facebook!
We just created a new Facebook page just for the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association program! Like our page today and learn more as the season progresses on growing vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and potted plants!
Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park. Photo credit: Steve Hague
Wild Walkers 2022
Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions.
2022 Wild Walkers Schedule
Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings
Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31
600 Lindenwood Avenue
Nature has so much to teach us and there’s no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand. Check out the Lindenwood Nature Preserve Field Trips link for additional information.
Before you head out to fish, check out the above resources to learn a bit more!
Links to Nature Groups/Activities:
Franke Day Camp
Allen County Partnership for Water Quality
St. Joe River Watch Institute
Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District
Little River Wetlands Project
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Mother Earth News
Flora & Fauna Brochures Available: