Keep the Winter Blues at Bay: Top 5 Winter Activities in Fort Wayne

winter activities in Fort Wayne

winter activities in Fort Wayne

Did you know that Fort Wayne is nationally known as an up and coming hipster hot spot? People of all ages are moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take advantage of the low cost of living and revitalized downtown district. Fort Wayne offers plenty to do all year round for every age group. From toddlers to senior citizens, every age group will find something fun to do in Fort Wayne, even in the cold winter months. 

You might be tempted to spend this cold Indiana winter hibernating in your apartment, but then you would miss out on some of the best Fort Wayne has to offer. 

Keep reading for a list of the top 5 winter activities in Fort Wayne and kick start your winter fun.

1. Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne offers activities for all ages throughout the year. In the winter, Headwaters Park opens an ice skating rink that is a local favorite for a reason. The rink is open from November to March and offers free parking. According to the park’s website, kids ages 13 and under skate for free every Wednesday. Lace up your skates or rent a pair for just $2 and hit the ice!

2. Franke Park Sledding

What better way to enjoy the winter weather than by going sledding? Franke Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers free sledding. Locals love the location because of the variety of hills. Adults and children alike can enjoy a simple snow day at no cost. The park also features a playground, hiking trails, and biking trails. There really is something for everyone.

3. SkyZone

Are indoor activities more your cup of tea? Then you and your family should check out SkyZone, an indoor trampoline park and so much more. A huge hit since its opening, SkyZone offers activities for children of different ages including dodge-ball, free-jump, the sky-ladder, and more. Plan ahead and save time by purchasing tickets and signing waivers in advance on their website.

4. Mad Ants Basketball

Children and adults alike are sure to enjoy watching their hometown NBA G League team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Mad Ants play at the Memorial Coliseum and are owned and operated by NBA team the Indiana Pacers. The Mad Ants are in their 10th season and have won their league championship right here in Fort Wayne. Mad Ants tickets begin at just $10.

5. Fort Wayne Komets

One of the most anticipated events in Fort Wayne is the start of the Komets hockey season. The Komets have been part of the community for over 60 years since their first season in 1952. They play in the ECHL as an affiliate of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Kids under 12 seat free with the purchase of an adult ticket on special nights throughout the season. 

There Are Many Winter Activities in Fort Wayne

This list will get you started with 5 awesome winter activities in Fort Wayne, but check out the city calendar for a full list of activities. Don’t waste your winter sitting inside when there are so many things to do in Fort Wayne.

For 5 things to do with kids in Fort Wayne, check out this post on our blog.

If you’re new to Fort Wayne, these ideas are just for you.

Summer Season Kick-Off Open House 2018

summer open house

Residents, mark your calendars and plan to attend our Summer Season “Kick-off” Open house.

Where: The Leasing Office
When: This Saturday, May 19th, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Refreshments will be served and we will have plenty of awesome prizes! (you must enter in person on Saturday to win).

Sign up to suit up…
and get your golf passes and tennis court keys

The Willow Creek Crossing Apartments staff will be available Saturday, May 19th, for you to get your Pool Rules Addendum with the new code to the combination locks on the pool gates. We will also be making FREE identification cards for those residents who don’t have one or have lost one and answering questions you may have about using the swimming pools.
Please note: this will be the only day we will replace lost identification cards at no cost.

Who May Get an ID?

Adult leaseholders and residents on your lease application as dependents who are at least 14 years of age. Adult leaseholders must accompany their dependents to prove their eligibility. Non-resident babysitters may be issued an ID to use the pool; however, they must be accompanied to our office with a resident named on the lease agreement. A $10 background check fee will be charged for non-resident babysitters.

Golf Membership & Amenities

On Saturday, we will also provide you with information regarding our new Brookwood Golf Club membership and all the information you need to take advantage of your Willow Creek Crossing amenities!

*Note that keys and lease addendums will only be issued to leaseholders.

We hope to see you all there.

Resident Christmas Party

apartment Christmas party

apartment Christmas party

Santa Claus is coming to town and making a stop at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments to visit all of our nice residents.

Where: The Clubhouse
When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Come out to the Clubhouse on Wednesday for treats for the kids and adults too! (must be 21+ and have photo ID). Bring a camera to take your picture with Santa!

Bring a donation for the Community Harvest Food Bank for admission!

Items for the Community Harvest Food Bank could include:

  • boxed potatoes
  • canned cream soup
  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned pumpkin
  • crust mix
  • cereal
  • chunky soups
  • peanut butter
  • gravy mix
  • canned meats/tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • pasta & pasta sauces
  • canned fruit
  • boxed cake mixes
  • cake frostings

We look forward to seeing all of our residents at our Resident Christmas Party!

 

Summer Season Kick-Off Open House

summer open house 2017

summer open house 2017

Residents, mark your calendars and plan to attend our Summer Season “Kick-off” Open house.

Where: The Leasing Office
When: Saturday, May 20th, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Refreshments will be served and we will have plenty of awesome prizes! (you must enter in person on Saturday to win).

Sign up to suit up…
and get your golf passes and tennis court keys

The Willow Creek Crossing Apartments staff will be available Saturday, May 20th, for you to get your Pool Rules Addendum with the new code to the combination locks on the pool gates. We will also be making FREE identification cards for those residents who don’t have one or have lost one and answering questions you may have about using the swimming pools.
Please note: this will be the only day we will replace lost identification cards at no cost.

Residents listed on your lease application as dependents, who are at least 14 years of age, as well as non-resident babysitters, may be issued an ID to use the pool; however, they must be accompanied to our office with a resident named on the lease agreement who can prove their eligibility. A $10 background check fee will be charged for non-resident babysitters.

On Saturday, we will also make your golf passes, provide you with tennis court keys, and all the information you need to take advantage of your Willow Creek Crossing amenities!

*Note that keys and lease addendums will only be issued to leaseholders.

Also, we will be collecting items for the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. They even accept open bags of treats and pet food!

We hope to see you all there.

Santa Claus is Coming to Willow Creek Crossing

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wcc-santa-party

Santa Claus and Jingle Belle are coming to town and making a stop at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments to visit all of our nice residents.

Where: The Clubhouse
When: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Come out to the Clubhouse next Wednesday for treats including hot cocoa for the kids and “spiked” cider for the adults (must be 21+ and have photo ID). We will have someone available to take your picture with Santa and you can bring your own camera to take pictures with Jingle Belle the Reindeer!

Bring a donation for the Community Harvest Food Bank OR the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry for admission!

Most needed items for the Community Harvest Food Bank:

  • boxed potatoes
  • canned cream soup
  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned pumpkin
  • crust mix
  • cereal
  • chunky soups
  • peanut butter
  • gravy mix
  • canned meats/tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • pasta & pasta sauces
  • canned fruit
  • boxed cake mixes
  • cake frostings

Most needed items for the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry

  • Dry food and canned food for dogs puppies, cats, and kittens
  • cat litter
  • dog toys
  • cat toys
  • dog treats
  • cat treats
  • one gallon Ziploc baggies
  • sandwich size baggies
  • quart size baggies

We hope to see everyone!

Pictures with Pets Wrap-up

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our Pictures with Pets events. We had a great time seeing our residents, their family, and their pets!

4Ever Photography and Design

Cory with 4Ever Photography and Design did such a wonderful job setting up our background and taking photos of our pets. We loved the sneak preview he posted and can’t wait to see the rest! For those of you that donated to the Pet Food Pantry, you will receive a free 4×6 photo of you and your pet. If you would like to purchase additional photos, you can do so by contacting Cory of 4Ever Photography and Design. Or give them a call if you’re looking for a photographer for a wedding, family photos, or special event!

Event Photos

We’re excited to get the photos back from Cory, but until then, enjoy these photos that we took yesterday (a few of Cory’s photos are mixed in as well, just look for his logo!)

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry

Also, a BIG thank you for helping us collect over 100 pounds of pet food and supplies to the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry.  If you haven’t heard of the Pet Food Pantry, they are a wonderful, local non-profit that provides pet food at no cost to those in the Fort Wayne area who are struggling and can’t afford to feed their pets allowing the pets. This allows the pets to be able to stay home with their families instead of being surrendered to local shelters. As we all know, pets are family, and no one should have to give up their pet because they are going through a hardship.

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry has many locations around town. Visit their website to check out their wishlist and view donation sites. Soon, Willow Creek Crossing Apartments will be joining the list of donation locations! They really are a wonderful organization and we hope you will help them by donating pet food and supplies. Pick up an extra bag of treat or bag of dog food when you visit the pet food store and drop it off at our leasing office or one of the other drop-off locations.

Halloween

Residents, be sure to stop by the leasing office October 28-October 31 during regular business hours for some “tricks and treats” from the office staff! Fort Wayne trick or treat hours will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Halloween night.

Make sure to keep an eye on your newsletter, this blog, or our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on other news and events including our Christmas Party!

Summer Kick-Off Open House

summer open house

summer open house

Residents, you’re invited to our Summer Season Kick-Off Open House to get everything you need to enjoy our amenities this Summer!

When: Saturday, May 7, 10-3
Where: Leasing Office

We’ll have free refreshments and plenty of awesome prizes including:

  • Adirondack Chair Sets
  • Golf Package
  • Barbeque Package
  • Pool Package
  • Assorted Door Prizes

You must enter in person on Saturday to win!

Get Ready to Swim and Get Golf Passes & Tennis Court Keys

Barring some unforeseen predicament or bad weather, we plan to open both swimming pools on Memorial Day weekend. You will need to have a Willow Creek Crossing Apartments identification card and the code to the locks on the gates in order to swim. Don’t be stuck outside the gate when you are ready for a dip!

Our office staff will be available Saturday, May 7th, for you to get your Pool Rules Addendum with the new codes to the combination locks on the pool gates. We will also be making identification cards for those residents who don’t have one and answering questions you may have about using the swimming pools. Please note: this will be the only day we will replace lost identification cards at no cost.

Residents listed on your lease application as dependents, who are at least 14 years of age, may be issued an ID to use the pool; however, they must be accompanied to our office with a resident named on the lease agreement who can prove their eligibility.

On Saturday, we will make your golf passes, provide you with tennis court keys and all the information you need to take advantage of your Willow Creek Crossing Apartments amenities!

*Note that keys and lease addendums will only be issued to leaseholders.

We hope to see you there!

Sip of Summer Picnic Resident Party

apartment resident party

apartment resident partyResident Party and Picnic

Willow Creek Crossing Apartment residents age 21 and older, join us for a picnic at the Lakeridge pool!

Food & Drinks

We’ll have a fully catered picnic complete with hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, BBQ pulled pork, macaroni & cheese, and baked beans. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Prizes

Xfinity will be there with two $25 gift cards to give away to the resident with the best Summer outfit! One male and one female winner will be selected by the Willow Creek Crossing staff and our Xfinity representative, Steve.

We will also announce the winner of the outdoor bistro set that had been on display in the office.

Fun!

Don’t miss the fun! Join us:

Wednesday, July 29, 6pm-8pm
at the Lakeridge Pool

All party-goers must have a current photo ID or driver’s license. Each adult resident may bring one guest only.

The Lakeridge pool will be closed all day in preparation of the party. The MIll Run pool will remain open regular hours.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Apartment Resident Pizza Party

Fort Wayne Apartment Resident Pizza Party

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Resident Pizza Party

Residents, join us & the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for a Pizza Party complete with pizza, pop, prizes and phree (ok, free!) tickets to the Willow Creek Crossing night with the Mad Ants in March.

Hang out with the WCC team, meet other residents, and get dinner on us! Wednesday, February 25th from 5:30-7:30pm in the club house. See you there!

Fort Wayne Apartment Resident Pizza Party

Trick or Treat!

mad ant

trick or treat 2014

Friday, October 31st

Willow Creek Crossing will be serving up treats in the Community Room from

10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Stop by and get some Donuts and Cider, Candy Corn, Peanut Mix, and other yummy treats!

Bring the kids in between 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Cheerleaders will be handing out trick or treat bags!

See you then!

mad ant

–Official Trick or Treat Hours for Fort Wayne–

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.