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Do you have any jobs?

Yes we do!  We are looking for energetic employees in a variety of areas for this spring and summer.  Please check out our JOBS link to learn more!    


What types of programs will you offer this season? 

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


Spring Funtimes 2023


A few highlights include:


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Riverfront FUN!!

Upcoming events include Yoga on the Riverfront, Dance Promenade, Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Race, Muddy River Concert Series, and more more fun for ALL ages!



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"Color in Motion" Live Butterflies

Live butterflies have landed at the Botanical Conservatory bringing with them an array of natural beauty and wonder. Observe exotic butterflies emerging from their chrysalides right before your eyes!


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Kids' Fishing Derby

Fishing is a favorite Hoosier pastime that fosters patience, coordination and an appreciation for nature. Please join us for the 35th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby at the pristine Hurshtown Reservoir!



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Daddy Daughter Princess Ball 

Put on your most beautiful princess gown and invite the most charming prince you know- you daddy of course! (Stepfathers, grandpas, and uncles are welcome to stand in for dads).  


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What about Golf? I’d really like to get out and play.  When will the courses open?

The Golf Courses are now OPEN for the season.  Please call the golf course of your choice to check on availability of play.

McMillen Park Golf Course (260-427-6710)  

Shoaff Park Golf Course (260-427-6745)       

Foster Park Golf Course (260-427-6735) 

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.


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. 


What are your park hours? Do they even close? 

All 87 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. 


When will the spraygrounds open for the summer?  

The spraygrounds traditionally open for Memorial Day weekend and close in September (weather permitting) . 


When will the drinking fountains & restrooms be open this season?

At this point the majority of the drinking fountains and restrooms are shut down.   We will begin opening them up as the weather permits. Please plan ahead before visiting.       

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.

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:

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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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