How To Help


To facilitate the projects and plans we have ahead of us, we are always very appreciative for all donations of any amount.


Youth Advisory BoardHendricks County Parks & Recreation, along with the Foundation, were created from the vision and perseverance of volunteers. It will take the same volunteer spirit for our Parks and Foundation to continue to have a meaningful impact in our community.  The enthusiasm, time, and talents of volunteers are important contributions to our parks. Whether you have a passion for history, the outdoors, or working with children, we have opportunities for you or your group to help make Hendricks County Parks an outstanding places to visit. If you would like to volunteer or receive more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the main park office at or 317-718-6188 or visit here.

Attend an Event

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County holds numerous events throughout the year to raise funds for our Parks. Please join us!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Early March when the sap is flowing in the maples at McCloud Nature Park. In conjunction with Maple ‘Sirup’ Festival at McCloud Nature Park, the Foundation hosts a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for our Parks.

Native Plant Sale Fundraiser

Native Plant and Tree Sale Fundraiser

April 22, 2017 – Sale of Native Plants and expert advice on growing native

Summer Fun Run Series

Summer Fun Run Series

Summer 2017 – 13 runs at Hendricks County Parks each Wednesday during the summer.

Park 2 Park Relady and 5K Run/Walk

Park 2 Park Relay and 5K Run/Walk

June10, 2017 – Foundation fundraiser at on the trails in Plainfield

Fall Colors Run

Fall Colors Run

October 22, 2016 – 10K, 5K or 1-mile run on the banks of the Big Walnut under a canopy of fall colors.