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  Please read through this information prior to camp and bring the required contact information form and other supplies with you on your first day of camp!
Release & Authorization form

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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.


Summer Programs

ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

ABC Exercise is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc.). If you are just beginning to exercise, start with this class because it is specifically designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+.  Drop-in fee: $2

Indoor Circuit Training

Mondays & Fridays, June 5-August 28

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center has a 10-station Life Fitness Circuit Series located on the second floor. You are welcome to use the equipment on your own or join us on Monday and Friday mornings for this instructor-led circuit training class. Pre-registration is not required. Just drop in! Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $2


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

July 28; August 11, 25

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

Monday Luncheons

Bring a friend or two and join us for our traditional Monday Luncheons.  We will begin serving at 12:00 p.m. but you can come at 10:30 and enjoy the Relaxation Station to color and socialize with others.  Paid reservations are required by the previous Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Fee for the lunch is $5/person, no refunds or transfers.  Call 427-6460 to register.  Ages 50+.  Note: Our June Luncheon is a week earlier because we will be closed on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Monday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.

“Dog Days of Summer”

Supporting Sponsor: 
Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

August 21

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.

August 1                Lee Daniel’s The Butler

August 15              Home Team



Sensory Clubhouse


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

Fall Programs



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 runs for 8 weeks and ends with a single elimination tournament. Stop at the information desk by May 25 or call 427-2420 to register your team.

SepakTakraw/Kick Volleyball

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


Summer Programming

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Financial Literacy Workshop

Three FREE financial literacy workshop presented by the Fire/Police Federal Credit Union are being offered this summer. Each workshop includes a snack in addition to valuable financial information. Registration deadlines are 1 week prior to each workshop. Call 427-2420 or drop by the center to sign up. Max 15. 


Life Insurance 

June 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Review of various life insurance policies and their key features.


Credit Scores

July 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Learn what a credit score is, why it is important, how to read a credit report and tools to maintain a healthy credit score or repair a bad credit. 



August 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Get tips for creating a savings plan and learn about investment vehicles that may allow you to grow your wealth. We'll also discuss setting financial goals and how to manage them.

Fall Programs

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Parents Night Out

June 3, July 15, August 5, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

McMillen Park Community Center has teamed up with Easterseals Arc and the Autism Society to offer FREE care for individuals with special needs and their siblings while parents and caregivers enjoy a Saturday night out. Bring your children ages 5+ (including adult children with special needs) to the Center. We provide dinner, games, crafts and indoor playground time from 5:00-8:00 p.m. while you enjoy a night out. 


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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 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 a Full Moon Hike at Lindenwood Nature Preserve


...so we can wander Salomon Farm or take a Cooking 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)


GFW Fellows volunteers
...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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...and check out $1 Nights, An Herban Garden, 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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Fall Programs for Youth 

Sign up for Fall Programming at McMillen Park Community Center    

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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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