Fort Wayne recognized as playful for 8th time
The city of Fort Wayne has been designated as a Playful City USA for the eighth time.
The national program recognizes cities that make it easy for all children to have an opportunity for balanced and active play.
The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides several events throughout the summer, including two free programs -- Summer Playground and Lifetime Sports Academy, the city said in a statement.
Summer Playground runs from June 5 to July 28, for children 5 years old through age 18 at five playground sites and four youth centers. The program includes kickball, basketball and arts and crafts, among other things, with qualified staff.
The Lifetime Sports Academy runs from June 5 to July 21 for children 7 years old to age 18. The program includes golf, tennis and swimming lessons, focusing on skill development and participation.
Along with programs for children, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation holds an annual Senior Games for adults 50 years and older from June 5 to 22. Events include pickleball, fishing, darts and billiards.