Last fall Fort Wayne became home to the largest indoor playground in the region, Kid's Korner. The new facility at McMillen Park Community Center is 2,500 square feet of accessible playground. The theme of Kid's Korner, "Imagination in Motion," encourages social interaction, cooperative and imaginative play. The playground is accessible to children of all ages and abilities, and like Taylor's Dream Park in Kreager, includes a NEOS 360 which combines the speed and fun of electronic games with aerobic exercise to help kids get a great workout.
“This playground was one of the most requested projects, from youth and their parents, during the public input planning sessions we held to determine the best use of this property,” said Director Moll. “It has truly become a community-wide endeavor, with 96% of the playground funded with private donations. It will be a well-used, well-loved activity center for children of all abilities.” Among the features of the playground are ramps, stainless steel slides, crawl tubes and tunnels, GT Jams Musical play activities, and interactive game and puzzle panels. This playground will truly be a unique experience for kids of all abilities. And, with safety foremost in the mind, the playground sits on a thick, recycled rubber surface. The playground, located at 3901 Abbott Street, is now open. It's hours are Monday-Friday 9am-2pm, and then again from 6pm-9pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. There is a $1.00 fee for each child and adult.