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What’s Happening In The Parks This Week

The following events and programs are happening the week of July 20.

Summer Programs Registration

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The Summer Fun Times brochure is online with a variety of fun and safe programs for the whole family.

Full details can be found at

Trek the Trails: Life Bridge Church

Tuesday, July 21, 6:10 p.m.

Life Bridge, 12719 Corbin Rd.

Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this summer to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. All participants ride at their own risk. Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m. For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079.

Iris Sale

Sunday, July 26, 12 – 3 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Local Iris hobbyists will be returning with this special opportunity to purchase rhizomes of their favorite varieties. Bring home various colors and types such as Siberian, bearded, crested and more. Special discounted garden admission includes the Iris sale: $3/adult; $2/child; free for ages 2 and under. Sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Iris Society.

PODS Programs

Some spaces still available!

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The all new Summer Activity P.O.D.S. are designed for safety, social distance and FUN! These week-long, half-day programs are designed to keep children active and engaged while maybe learning something new. Program coordinators are committed to maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment and will be monitoring kids and leaders each day. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each POD.

Chalk It Up!

Daily, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

This summer, Riverfront Fort Wayne offers the opportunity to teach, learn, draw, color, plan and build with chalk as the medium and Promenade Park as the canvas. Every day starting June 15, lasting through the summer (except holidays), visitors will have new opportunities to engage with neighbors—following social distancing guidelines—from 2pm-8pm. Visitors can stop by the blue Riverfront tent for instructions and supplies, and get ready to CHALK IT UP!

Present Tense, Future Calm

Exhibit Open through November 15

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

This summer and fall, the Conservatory invites visitors to escape the turbulence of daily life when embarking on a journey and exploring a garden state of mind. All are welcome to step into our Showcase Garden, designed to help visitors pause, relax and reflect. Sponsored by the English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, PBS Fort Wayne & MAJIC 95.1.

Youth Center Virtual Programs

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register online at

Offered by the teams at Cooper, Jennings, McMillen Park, and Weisser Park Youth Centers, these programs are open to youth aged 5 – 18. Kids can learn more about art, fitness, dance, nutrition and more in a safe, online environment from the comfort of their home.

Salomon Farmers Market

Wednesdays through Sept. 2

4 – 4:30 p.m. – Seniors & Higher Risk Individuals

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – General Public

Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park (817 W. Dupont Rd.) and are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. We strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also may include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade crafts, food, entertainment and children’s activities. Interested in vending? Contact Eden at or 427-6008. Sponsored by 103.9 Wayne FM.