Category Archives: Parks and Recreation

Happy World Water Day!

Water is a powerful element, causing both destruction while  facilitating life. If you  have regular access to clean drinking, count yourself lucky, because you are among the few in the world who can make that claim. To appreciate water, go through your regular routine today, and think about all the times you turn on the tap, run the shower, start the dishwasher or clothes washer, water the plants, give your dog a bath, any task that requires water. Even your electricity could have required water to be generated. We love you water! To read more about World Water Day, please click the link below.

River Camp 2016: Extended Deadline!

The deadline for this year’s River Camp has been extended from June 11th to June 20th!

Register your children today by calling 427-6000 or online at

River Camp is made possible by multiple partnerships between the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and local organizations, all focused on helping kids 8-12 years of age gain a better understanding on our local waterways.

Camp will be held at Shoaff Park Riverlodge July 5th – 8th from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information and a full list of partners, please click this link to the flyer: River Camp flyer.

River Camp 2016

The Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) is partnering with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreations Department and the ERC to create this engaging recreational camp, along with several other educational, cultural, and recreational groups and institutions to create a platform to foster enthusiasm for and improve stewardship of our waterways.

River Camp is a day-camp event that will provide a holistic view of waterways, their issues, social dynamics, and overall stewardship while promoting the main concept of engagement and enjoyment.

Aimed at adventurous kids aged 8 – 12, River Camp uses games, activities, lessons, and science (along with the occasional foray onto the river itself) to teach campers about where the rivers come from and where they go, what lives in them, and who can use them.

To sign up, visit the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Dept website, or call them at 260-427-6000. Space is limited and registration closes on June 11th.

See the attached file for more information: River Camp Press Release