PFOHC 2021 Year in Review

As we jump into another exciting new year filled with optimism and high hopes for more great things ahead, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the highlights from 2021.

While 2021 brought another year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it also came with a renewed appreciation for our community and outdoor spaces. The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County experienced growth and change but despite the challenges that surrounded us, our supporters remained loyal and helped to strengthen the parks and trails in Hendricks County.

Here’s a look at some 2021 highlights:

New Executive Director

In February, Hendricks County resident and longtime fundraising executive Katy Cummings became the new executive director of PFOHC.

Successful Summer Fun Run

The Hendricks Regional Health Summer Fun Run Series continued, touring 14 parks, hosting more than 300 participants and raising more than $32,000! PFOHC used proceeds from the event to award 8 grants to our Hendricks County parks.

Celebrating our Parks

In July, we joined the National Recreation and Park Association’s monthlong celebration by shining a spotlight on our beautiful parks and local leaders in the industry like PFOHC Board Member Leon Younger and Park Director Lora Helmick!

Significant Grants for our Parks

Thanks to incredible community partners, the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County was awarded more than $20,000 for park improvements through grants from Hendricks County Power Cooperative, CoBank and Duke Energy Foundation. Additionally, the Hendricks County Community Foundation awarded PFOHC a grant to complete a new strategic plan.

Brand-New Parks to Enjoy

Just when we thought the parks in Hendricks County couldn’t get better, two new amazing parks joined the community—W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park and Bob and Grace Pock Park!

It was quite a year, and now, with a solid foundation and our sights set on big things, we turn the page and welcome 2022 with open arms. Thank you for joining us for another adventure with the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County.