Press release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:
Playful City “Play Day” at Headwater’s Park
Headwater’s Park Ice Rink will host a KaBOOM! Playful City USA play day event for the public on Wednesday, December 8, 4 – 7 pm. Children 13 and under may skate FREE, thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, the Lupke Foundation and the Auer Foundation. Regular fees apply for skaters 14 and over. A sled hockey demonstration will be held at the rink from 6 – 6:30 pm.
“This winter play day is a continuation of the play days we sponsored this summer,” said Al Moll, Director of Parks & Recreation. “Staying active throughout the year, and encouraging our youth to participate in fun and healthy activities is critical to a healthy lifestyle. We also welcome the Turnstone Flyers Sled Hockey team, who exemplify the importance of accessibility and demonstrate how everyone can stay active.”
Fort Wayne was named a Playful City USA Community in August when KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play, recognized 118 cities across the country as Playful City USA communities. Fort Wayne was selected for the City’s outstanding dedication to play.
KaBOOM! inspires communities to build and maintain great places to play in conjunction with its vision of keeping children happy and healthy. Playful City USA communities create best practices, serve as role models for other communities and prove that enhancing children’s well-being by increasing the opportunity for play is an attainable goal for every community.