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Introducing the Fitness Park at the Community Center 

The AARP sponsored Fitness Park powered by FitLot located at the Community Center, 233 W. Main Street is open to the public, free of charge, like all city parks and playgrounds. Come check it out! All ages are welcome.

NOTE: Resistance bands are available at the Community Center and can be checked out during normal hours.  

Summer Classes

AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

Our outdoor fitness park features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that utilizes one’s own body weight as resistance.  This makes each piece age, gender and ability based. Participants will develop a routine practice of physical activity under the guidance of a fitness professional and alongside a committed group of community members who are also working to achieve a more active lifestyle.  No class September 4. Best part is… the class is FREE!  Registration deadlines: July 5.  Min.8.  Max. 12. 

Code                    Dates            Days             Time

341212 -M1        7/17-9/11        M, W         9:30-10:30 am

341212-T1          6/6-7/27          T, Th         9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/FREE 

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Introduction and Drop-In for the Outdoor Fitness Park

Start your day off right and stop by to get help from an instructor who can show you the correct way to use the equipment. After you learn how to use it and form a routine, you can continue to come during instructor time or on your own.  Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in program but must be completed before class.  Please come 15 minutes in advance to register. Both classes are FREE! There will be no class on September 4.

Class        Dates          Days            Time

Intro          7/11               T              1:30 pm

Drop-In     7/17-9/11       M              9:30 am

                 6/6-7/27       T & Th        9-10 am


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Recently we had the official ribbon cutting for the AARP-sponsored Fitness Park powered by FitLot at the downtown Community Center.  Pictured above: Patti Davis, Manager of the Community Center, Linda Dunno, State President of AARP, Mayor Tom Henry, and Director Steve McDaniel.

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Check out the free videos below.  

Please call the Community Center (260-427-6460) for additional information on any classes being offered this summer.

Cardio Flex Fitness 




ABC Exercise

ABC Exercise 



Tai Chi Demo 

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 Are you ready for a virtual Farmin' Fun Day Camp tour? We have so much to show you.  

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We start our morning routine by deciding which team will help with the flag ceremony.  This particular day the FIT campers were chosen by the counselors. 

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Let's check out the garden...  

Our FIT (Farmers in Training) help us maintain the gardens and are responsible for harvesting and selling vegetables at the Farmers' Market.  As campers we assist with watering the garden, tending to the raised beds and transplanting seedlings.  We will also bring home a transplanted seeding so we can care for our new plant at home.  Don't worry mom, we will have information on how to care for our new plant!

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We rely on many groups to make our crops and gardens possible. Perhaps some day you will want to volunteer at Salomon and be part of the gardening crew. We can always use volunteers. 


While you are touring, be sure to notice the Blacksmith shop. During special events the building is open for you to check out this exciting hobby. Classes are also available.

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Want to visit the chickens?  Depending on the weather you may see our chickens outside or they may stay inside the coop!

Next stop is a visit to see our pygmy goats...



Off to see the "old barn" which was built in 1871. Rent the old barn for your next private event. Visit the old barn during one of our special events, come on a Wednesday to the Farmer's Market or enjoy it during camp.

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Depending on our week, we may go on a scavenger hunt and end up criss crossing the entire farm.  While doing this we see our animals and have a chance for a brief visit before heading on to our next clue.  

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 During camp we take hay rides and learn about the Salomon legends. Be sure to ask us what we learn. 

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  • Our FIT (Farmers in Training) kids assist with our honey bees. Don't worry mom, we wear protective suits. We will learn a lot of facts about the honey bees including the following:
  • Did you know each worker bee works her entire life, from 28 to 35 days only to make just one-twelfth of one teaspoon of honey!
  • Bees must fly 55,000 miles and visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  • You can experience the exciting and intricate world of bees up close and personal in a controlled and protective environment if you sign up for our FIT program!

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As a "FIT" we enjoy special projects around the Farm, help with the Farmers' Market on Wednesdays, enjoy campfires and special activities throughout the week and much more. 


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Our animals are the best and are our "stars" of the week. Ask us what we've learned about tending to our animals.


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The farm chores we do each day are divided up so they are appropriate for our age.  We just love the animals as you can clearly see...and our "chores" are just part of the FUN! Are you wondering what animals we will have for 2023? We just talked to Farmer Larry and he told us we will have the following: 11 Chickens, 3 miniature pigs, 8 goats, 3 sheep, 1 miniature horse, 4-8 baby chicks, 2 rabbits and maybe a surprise or two!

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While you are touring...make sure you check out our ...  Albino Turkeys and our calves-Ben and Jerry!

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We are constantly on the mom we will come home very tired and hungry!

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Once a week our bubbly fun begins with a wagon ride to Becketts Run for a creek walk led by camp counselors. Campers, don’t forget to ask your counselor about Farmer Salomon and the Legend of the Broken Bridge! After the creek walk campers enjoy a wagon ride back to the Learning Center where the bubbles can be seen from a mile away! Don’t worry parents your children will come home clean, dry, and smelling fresh!”

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Ever wanted to go fishing?  How about learning to cast?  On this day we headed out to the Pond to practice our skills and caught some fish.  Don't worry mom-we won't be bringing any home!  This was catch and release only!

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On certain days we check out and refine our craft skills!  We concentrate on learning traditional hand arts which could include: working with wool, dipping candles, small weaving projects or possibly sewing.

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How about an outside game or two to enjoy the farm atmosphere?

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Camp is so much fun it is hard to say, "good bye"! Don't forget to sign up TODAY (Registration for Farm Camp in 2023 begins on March 20) so you won't miss any of the FUN! We will be looking for you!



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Confirmation Notices and Other Forms

When you register for Salomon Farm Day Camp you will receive e-mail confirmation of your registration as well as general information to keep for camp. Please download the appropriate information where applicable.

Download the 2023 Confirmation Letter after you register for Salomon Farmin' Fun Day Camp with all the fun details about your week at camp!

2023 Confirmation Letter

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
Medication Protocol Information
Prescription Medication Permission Form
Over the Counter Medication Permission Form

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Pictured above: 2023 Salomon Farmin' Fun Camp Staff

Biographical Portraits 

Want to learn more about our 2023 Farmin' Fun Day Camp staff? Download our Staff Bios (COMING SOON) and learn more!



McMillen Park Community Center

3901 Abbott Street
McMillen Park map
Manager: Andre Patterson 

Public Hours

Spring Hours (Through June 2)

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday 9-2:30 p.m. 

Saturday 10-2 p.m.

Sunday 12-5 p.m.


Summer Hours (June 5- August 9)

Youth Program M-F 9-4:30 p.m.

Public M-W 6-8 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change based on facility rentals. Please call in advance to verify.


$1, Photo ID required

Registered youth FREE during program hours.    


Sign up for McMillen Park Summer Programming

Youth enjoy field games, art & crafts, enrichment programs, open recreation, sports skills, drills and games, and outdoor play. Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. and lunch (provided by Fort Wayne Communty Schools) at mid-day for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Participants must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. 


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Morning Sessions: Sign up for Mornings

Afternoon Session:Sign up for Afternoons


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Join Our Team!

Recreation Leaders engage and interact with youth, lead games, and provide guidance and mentoring at three community centers and in our Summer Playground program. Must be 18 or older, meet all qualifications and pass a background check and drug test.


Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.


Check out the Youth Programs @ McMillen link  for a list of activities!


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Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground 

The Kids' Korner Indoor Playground will be open Monday-Friday, 9 am-2 pm. The Kids' Korner Indoor Playground is not supervised by staff, so parental/supervision is advised.  Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.. Please call 260-427-2420 to verify the schedule before visiting.


Adult Schedule

Check out the Adult Programs @ McMillen link   for a complete list of adult activities!!

Check out 21Alive for the Walk in the Park segment featuring our own Andre Patterson discussing the activities we offer at McMillen Park Community Center!


For More Information

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Please call the McMillen Park Community Center at 260.427.2420.

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