Important notice: Skating ponds closed

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Press release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:

Skating ponds closed

The skating ponds at Lakeside, E. Swinney and Reservoir Parks are closed. All the ponds have ½” to 2 ½” of soft snow ice on them. The Parks & Recreation Department will have the red lights and flags at the ponds to indicate that conditions are not safe.

More reliable ice is available at Headwaters Park during public skating hours. These public skating times are subject to change due to special events, rentals and holidays.

For up-to-date information regarding ice skating and pond ice conditions, please note the red lights/ flags that are posted at each outdoor ice skating pond. For additional information, call the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department at 260-427-6000 or visit

Stay safe this winter by following the rules and guidelines of the City and the Parks and Recreation Department


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