Development of the Arboretum at McCloud Nature Park is underway! After years of planning and fundraising we ready to start the transformation!
The Arboretum will provide environmental education and a venue to bring people together to enjoy and appreciate nature. It will be a large expanse of trees, shrubs and flowers, arranged in a large circle, 300-feet in diameter, with each of our four Indiana ecosystems represented and easily accessible. Interpretive signage an walkways will be found throughout the Arboretum.
Thank you to our ecosystem partners who all gave $10,000 toward the development of the Arboretum and increasing environmental education opportunities in our community!
The progression of plant communities over time, such as farm field to mature forest.
Forests where land and water meet.
Forests of deciduous and conifer trees
A mix of oak trees and grasslands, and is often maintained with fire to preserve the ecosystem
Would you like to be a part of this amazing addition to our Hendricks County Parks? With your support, the Arboretum at McCloud Nature Park can soon be a place that will teach and excite your children. It will be a source of lifelong memories!
Additional funding is needed! Would you like to be a part of this amazing addition to our Hendricks County Parks? With your support, the Arboretum at McCloud Nature Park can soon be a place that will teach and excite your children. It will be a source of lifelong memories!
An Arboretum is a section of land where many different tree and shrub species are grown and used for educational purposes. Add a little of our Hendricks County Parks magic and the ordinary becomes extraordinary. The Arboretum will surrounded an expansive greensward and be planted with many tree species and understory representing several woodlands that can be found in central Indiana. This living museum will host a huge variety of plants in a single area, easily accessible, where school groups, scouts and families can discover,learn and be inspired by nature. This will also be a beautiful location for weddings and other events.
The Arboretum at McCloud Nature Park will be unique in the Midwest. The Foundation is working to secure the needed funding to create this nature paradise of trees, shrubs and flowers. Please download and take a closer look at our design plan.
Thank you for considering giving to the Arboretum! Your donation is a gift to nature and our community!