Registration Now Open for Fall Colors Run

  McCloud Nature Park is the premiere running spot to experience the fall foliage in Hendricks County. Kick off our Fall Colors Festival with a 10K, 5K or one-mile course through the park’s trails and along Big Walnut Creek…. Read More

Make a Tribute Donation to McCloud Nature Park

We have received several phone calls asking about how donations can be made to McCloud Nature Park as a tribute to someone who has passed away. Donations can be made online — and as a tribute — here: Donations can… Read More

Parks Foundation Hires Marketing and Events Manager

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is excited to announce the hiring of Meghan Stritar as its new Marketing and Events Manager. Meghan will coordinate and host events like the McCloud Honeybee Fest, the Fall Colors Run, Maple… Read More

Foundation Seeks Marketing and Events Manager

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County seeks a Marketing & Event Manager to help with the Foundation’s operations and donor relation activities. The successful candidate will display leadership qualities and enthusiasm and assist with the development and management… Read More

2017 Wall Calendars

Local amateur and professional photographers submitted more than 350 photos to Hendricks County Parks & Recreation as part of a contest to create a wall calendar. Twelve winning photographs were selected and now grace the pages of this… Read More

Observation HoneyBee Hive

Support Establishment of a HoneyBee Observation Hive at McCloud Each year, McCloud Nature Park is visited by over 30,000 people.  Our Nature Center welcomes many of those visitors, including school groups, scouts and families eager to learn and… Read More

National Selfie Contest Winner Donates Prize to Hendricks County Parks

A Hendricks County woman’s photo of herself and her daughter won a national selfie contest through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), and she then donated her $500 prize to Hendricks County Parks and Recreation. To celebrate… Read More

Nature Photos Sought for 2017 Parks Wall Calendar

Deadline for submission has passed!  Winners announced very soon! Hendricks County Parks & Recreation is calling all professional and amateur photographers to help with photos to be used for a 2017 wall calendar that will feature the department’s… Read More

A Float Through McCloud Nature Park

The Big Walnut Creek runs through McCloud Nature Park in North Salem, Indiana. On June 12, thirteen-year old, Nick Randall, set out to capture video of entire length of the Big Walnut through McCloud by mounting his GoPro… Read More


LOVE to RUN our PARKS! What better way to explore 13 PARKS in Hendricks County than on a RUN! 2016 FUN RUN SCHEDULE     Every Wednesday from June 1 -August 24, runners and walkers are invited to join… Read More