• A Natural Hendricks County

  • Bridge at McCloud

    Truss Bridge at McCloud Nature Park

  • Explore nature at the Hendricks County Parks

  • Live. Play. Preserve.

  • Big Walnut Creek at McCloud Nature Park

  • The Vandalia Trail

  • McCloud Nature Park

  • Visit anytime of year


kids-with-fish-squareThe Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is the fundraising partner of Hendricks County Parks and Recreation, leading our community in opportunities to experience the wonder of nature. As the home to three nature Big Walnut Creekparks covering 442 acres, we believe in preserving, enhancing and enjoying the natural beauty of Hendricks County. We hope you will embrace our Parks and share in our commitment to a natural Hendricks County.

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Fall Colors Run 2018

    5K or 1-Mile  A scenic trail run on the banks of the Big Walnut Creek during the peak of fall colors October 20, 2018, at 9 AM McCloud Nature Park     – Color changing water bottle for… Read More

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Become a Friend of the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County

Chances are you and your family have benefited from a Hendricks County Park, program, event or amenity. We are often asked the best way to give appreciation for having access to these natural spaces and education so we… Read More

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Let’s Build a Park Together!

As we look ahead to 2018, we are most excited about helping Hendricks County Parks & Recreation break ground on a new park- W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park. A master plan includes a bicycle obstacle course, nature playground, shelter, bathrooms,… Read More

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