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What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne

Little Explorers Science Series

Saturday, August 5

10 – 10:30 am

Lawton Park (Kid’s Crossing) Clinton and 4th

Riverfront Fort Wayne in partnership with the Allen County Public Library invite you and your child to a fun new science series aimed at engaging young explorers! Join us for an interactive Storytime with crafts, games and other learning opportunities to discover nature. In August, we will focus on stars in our solar system. If inclement weather occurs, this event will be held at the Downtown Allen County Public Library location. The program is appropriate for preschool-elementary age children and their guardians. FREE. No reservations required.

Hikes, Bikes & Birds

Sunday, August 6

8 – 9 am – Nature Walk

9 – 10:30 am – Bike Ride

Lawton Park Trailhead (Parking lot off 4th St. near the Lawton Skatepark.)

Join our naturalist for a guided hike along Fort Wayne’s beautiful trail system and stick around

for a bike ride! We’re reveling in nature and will focus on riverine flora, invasive species, waterfowl,

resident birds, and migratory birds. This program is FREE to participate in and no reservations

are necessary. We welcome all ages and abilities to come celebrate our urban ecology. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Lane Restrictions/Road Closures due to Promenade Park Construction

Beginning August 7

Due to Promenade Park construction, beginning Monday August 7, there will be lane restrictions along Superior Street between Wells Street and Calhoun Street in the westbound lanes. Lane restrictions are being set on Superior Street to protect the work zone and allow for construction traffic. Lane Restrictions along Superior Street will remain in effect throughout the project.

Beginning the week of August 14, Harrison Street will close to through traffic between Superior Street and the St. Marys River. The closure of Harrison Street will be required for new storm water and sewer improvements, utility relocations, as well as the construction of Promenade Park .

Also beginning the week of August 14th, Rivergreenway Trail users will be detoured to sidewalks along 3rd Street & Wells Street to bypass the construction zone.

Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Mean Girls

Thursday, August 17

8 – 10:15 pm

Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.

Join us for a free screening of Mean Girls at Lawton Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to this PG-13 movie in the park. Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname. No alcohol allowed at this event. The movie area will open at 8 pm and the movie will begin at 8:30pm. Free parking and free admission.