Gather your crew for some group fitness fun

To celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day, we asked our friends at Visit Fort Wayne to share some of our city’s great outdoor activities, as well as a handful of rainy day options as well.
Cool off at a splash pad.

If you have young children in your family, grab your swim gear and take a bike ride to one of the 10 Fort Wayne splash pads. Some of our favorites include Kreager Park and Shoaff Park. Both offer easy access to Fort Wayne’s extensive trail network!

Try something new. 

Venture onto Fort Wayne’s three rivers for a new perspective of Downtown. Step away from the concrete sidewalks, architectural masterpieces and bustling streets to relax and discover Fort Wayne’s natural beauty. New to Fort Wayne’s riverfront activities are boat tours and Kraken cycle boats. You can also enjoy the tried and true favorites like standup paddle boarding, kayaking or canoeing.

Only have an hour?

Squeeze in some family fun, then grab your biking gear and hop on one of the 100 miles of trails in Fort Wayne. Bike to one of the 86 parks and 56 playgrounds or discover your own neighborhood. If you don’t have a bike, rent one from the new Fort Wayne Bike Share or Fort Wayne Outfitters.

Full-day itinerary.

Have a full day open? Enjoy a staycation and discover some of Fort Wayne’s great outdoor activities and attractions.

Spend your morning at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo feeding the giraffes, petting the stingrays and discovering 40 acres of animals, rides and beautifully landscaped grounds. In the afternoon, leave the car at home and walk between downtown Fort Wayne’s great attractions. Discover hands-on fun at Science Central, beautiful art at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, an oasis at the Botanical Conservatory or Fort Wayne’s history at the History Center.

Fun on a budget.

There are plenty of activities in Fort Wayne that are free or cost very little to enjoy. Get out and tour Fort Wayne’s beautiful public art including the bike rack sculptures and murals dotted around the city.

Don’t let the fun stop there. Spend the afternoon with your family at Sky ZoneLazer XCombat Ops Arena, or UltraZone having a friendly family competition.

For more ideas on things to do with your family in Fort Wayne, explore for other family activity ideasFort Wayne maps and much more. Search Fort Wayne’s Calendar of Events to discover great family fun events anytime at

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