What types of programs will you offer this season? 

Our Spring Fun Times is now available!  We are offering many fun and exciting programs for you.  

Please note, the Summer Fun Times will be available on May 8th and registration will start at that time. 

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A few highlights include: Botanical Speedway, Color in Motion at the Conservatory, Sunday Heritage Concerts, Free Seminars, Spring Hikes, Special Interest Classes, Trips & Travel, Sports & Fitness....and Spring FUN for all ages!

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Riverfront FUN!!

Upcoming events include: Sunday Heritage Concert Series, Dance Promenade: West Coast Swing, Fort Wayne Ballet’s Firefly Tour, Be Your Own Artist, Sweet Spring Cookie Decorating, Historical Tie Dye, Kickboxing with 9Round, Yoga on the Riverfront, Petal Picasso: Crafting Masterpieces for Mom, Kickboxing with 9Round, and much MORE! Check out the on-line calendar for information on all of these exciting programs!




Color in motion is up next at the Botanical Conservatory!

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What about Golf? I’d really like to get out and play. 

Starting in April, first tee time will be 8:30 am and will continue to get earlier incrementally.

McMillen Park Golf Course (260-427-6710)  

Shoaff Park Golf Course (260-427-6745)       

Foster Park Golf Course (260-427-6735) 


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Treasures of Tuscany trip planned for October 2024!

I'd like to take a Day Trip or maybe even contemplate a longer trip?  When can I do this?

We hope to resume our Day travel program in the future. We are, however, offering some extended trips. Check out the Day & Extended Travel link to learn more.


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How can I stay connected to you socially? 

You can reach out via our Social Media channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn, and our Podcast link. 


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What are your park hours? Do they even close? 

All 89 Parks generally remain open (weather permitting).  At times we need to close a park due to storm damage or high river levels. Our park hours are 6 am-11 pm daily. 


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Do the spraygrounds close?  

The spraygrounds traditionally open for Memorial Day weekend and close in September (weather permitting) .   All Spraygrounds have now CLOSED for the season.  Check back in May for opening information. 


When will the drinking fountains & restrooms be opened for the season?

Drinking fountains and restrooms are currently being opened for the season. By Memorial Day all facilities will be open.  Until that time, please keep this in mind as you plan your next trip to the park.        

I am seeing people not abiding by park rules and I am not sure what to do?

If you notice issues with the public at a particular park please report to the Police Non-Emergency number (260-427-1222) as we rely on the Police for enforcement issues. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

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I have a pavilion reservation and I am unsure what to do?

Book a pavilion on-line or call our office at 260-427-6000 if you have questions.  Or you can stop by!   



I have a dog but do not have a dog pass. Can I get one?


To obtain a membership to our Dog Parks you may either come into the office with your most recent vet records showing your dog is current on the rabies, parvo and distemper vaccinations or:

Click on this link:  https://eform.acfw.net/lfserver/PawsterParkPoochPlaygroundPass;

Fill out the form and attach your most recent vet records showing your dog is current on the rabies, parvo and distemper vaccinations;

Await a call from the office staff to obtain your credit card information;Stop by the office and pick up your gate key and dog tag

Your dogs will thank you for it!

The membership is $40 and expires on December 31st. If you were to wait until July 1st or after to purchase the membership it is $20. If you have additional questions, just give us a call at 260-427-6000.


How do I contact your office? I have other questions that are not covered here.

The Administrative Office (705 E. State Blvd.) is OPEN to the public from Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. If you prefer, you can reach out to us via phone: 260-427-6000.  

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