If you were ever searching for an adjective to describe the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County Board Member Adam Scott, “healthy” or “active” might be some of the first words that come to mind. The Hendricks Regional Health executive and four-time marathoner highly values health and wellness in all areas of his life—which is why he says joining the PFOHC board in 2018 was an easy decision and a natural fit.

“The mission of the Parks Foundation has strong alignment for me personally and professionally,” said Adam. “I feel there is no better way to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle than to enjoy all that our local parks have to offer.”

Since joining the board, Adam has served on the executive, development and grants committees. He is the Director of Hendricks Regional Health Foundation and Community Relations and appreciates his employer’s leadership role in giving back to parks in Hendricks County through their sponsorship of PFOHC’s annual Summer Fun Run Series. He’s also an advocate for and donor to PFOHC and believes that donating is one of the best ways to bolster the community.

“Donating to the PFOHC means that you are contributing to the quality of life for your own family, your neighbors and for future generations,” said Adam. “If you enjoy visiting our local parks and trails, supporting this nonprofit will help enhance and expand the amenities and programming that will directly benefit you.”

Adam has lived in seven of the 92 Indiana Counties and says Hendricks County is one of the very best places to raise a family in our state, in large part thanks to the local parks, trails and open spaces.

“Recreation and leisure plays a critical role to not only advance physical and mental health, but it also contributes significantly to improving our area’s economy and overall environment,” said Adam.

But when it comes to choosing his favorite park, don’t expect Adam to single one out specifically. He says that would be like asking him to choose a favorite child! Like kids, our parks are all special for different reasons and Adam, his wife Katlyn, and children Bennett and Eleanor, are frequent visitors of several parks and trails as they offer unique benefits everyone can enjoy.

“We love the B&O and Vandalia trails for long family walks. If we are looking for a nice playground for the kids, we often visit Hummel Park, Ellis Park, or Williams Park. We often find ourselves at Avon Town Hall Park, Washington Township Park, Gary Eakin Park, and Arbuckle Park for a family-friendly event. To get some fresh air and to enjoy nature, we also visit McCloud Nature Park, WS Gibbs Memorial Park, Pecar Park and Sodalis Nature Park quite a bit,” Adam explained.

So, there you have it. A sampling of what you can appreciate about many of our beautiful parks and trails from Adam’s perspective. And if you want to find him and his family out and about in Hendricks County, you better be ready to see all the parks. Here’s a tip—sign up for this year’s Summer Fun Run Series, sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health—you’ll get a tour of our parks and trails, plus, you just might see Adam training for his next race.