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

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

Fall Colors Run

October 21st, 2017: 1-mile, 5K or 10K

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