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Outdoor Education

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."

Summer Programs

Check out the Current Fun Times  or Register NOW to learn more about the following programs:

Adult and Youth Cooking Classes at Salomon Farm Park
Concert Series at Promenade Park

Dragon Boat Race

Muddy River Concert Series

An Herban Garden

Senior Games
Hikes at Lindenwood
Blacksmith Skills Workshop
Advanced Blacksmithing for Women

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Activities on our Riverfront!

Create & Play Tuesday
Sunday Heritage Concert Series
Yoga on the Riverfront
Community Chess on the Riverfront
Dance Promenade
Free Family Fishing Day
Muddy River Concert Series
Storytime at the Park
Sweet Breeze



Summer Festivals at Headwaters Park

June 7-11: German Fest

June 15-18: Rib Fest

June 22-25: Greek Fest

July 7-15: Three Rivers Festival

July 21-22: Pride Festival

July 29: Fort Wayne Music Festival

August 12: Fiesta Fort Wayne



Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.


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Pictured left to right: Chuck Reddinger, Deputy Director of Recreation, Eden Lamb, Manager of Outdoor Recreation and Steve McDaniel, Director.  


IPRA  Award

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!


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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!

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Wild Walkers 2023

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 if you have questions. 

2023 Wild Walkers Schedule 

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Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings 

Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31
600 Lindenwood Avenue 

Nature has so much to teach us and there‚Äôs no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Check out the Lindenwood Nature Preserve Field Trips link for additional information.

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Fishing Information

Before you head out to fish, check out the above resources to learn a bit more! 





Links to Nature Groups/Activities:


Botanical Conservatory
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
Trees Indiana
Mother Earth News         

Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers



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