Last year we bought our girls scooters for the holiday season, which seemed a little crazy in the middle of winter, but the first day of spring was not too far away and we were ready to try out the Skatepark in Plainfield.
With all of the amazing, FREE and low- cost opportunities our local parks give us, we wanted to compile a list of possible gifts for all ages, seasons, and budgets to help you get the most out of our local parks in Hendricks County.
If you shop with Amazon, please use smile.amazon.com and select Parks Foundation of Hendricks County as your nonprofit to give back to. Your donation will help us add even more amenities to our parks and park programs. Thank you!
To see a list of parks in Hendricks County, Banning Engineering has compiled one for us here: https://banning.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=cc2633008c584f16a7c9978947eb34ee
What would you add to this list? We hope this encourages you to give gifts that get people out into our parks all year long.
The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County has partnered with your local park departments to give you an active tour of trails inside Hendricks County. No matter what your athletic ability, this series is for you! We’ve made a few changes to allow the community to give back to the parks that give us so much all year long.
Here are the details:
* All events are free to participant
* Shirts will be available to purchase as supplies last.
* Kick-Off Expo and Pasta Dinner:
May 29th at HC Fairgrounds and Week 1 of the series.
Register by May 15 and pick up your shirt at the Expo. Attendees will get information about our local parks and sponsors, and enjoy a free pasta dinner. (for first 500 people in attendance) You’ll also find a one-mile path for running and walking around the fairgrounds. Shirts will also be available to purchase at expo while supplies last.
* 2019 Online Registration is required:
Simply register online then check-in each week at the park. Those who attend 9/12 events will get their name listed on our website AND printed on the 2020 SFR adult shirts.
* Longer check-in hours!
During each event you will be able to check in anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This means you can even start at 6:59 p.m. if you like.
* Each park will have a one-mile course and an additional course to be determined by the park host. The second distance will vary with each site. This is to help with the flow of these very popular events!
A scenic trail run on the banks of the Big Walnut Creek during the peak of fall colors
– Color changing water bottle for All Finishers
– BonFire and Refreshments
– Packet pick-up between 8-8:30 AM
-Families Run for Only $60
Please note this race is not professionally timed, but a volunteer will help you with finish time as needed
– Your Run Improves our Hendricks County Parks. Thank you!
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 have created an easy way to show your support- become a “Friend” of the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County.
The Foundation assists Hendricks County Parks and Recreation in projects, long-term planning, and events like the Summer Fun Run Series and Fall Colors Festival to ensure natural spaces and outdoor recreation for all our residents. Our next big project is Phase 1 of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park in Washington Township.
To become a friend, you can find us at a Hendricks County Parks and Recreation event, pick up a form at the McCloud Nature Park Nature Center or make a donation online.
Friends commit to giving $10 or more a month or a make a one-time donation of $100 or more per year. To become a Friend online, head to our donation page. Then select the amount you would like to give. In the box “I would like to designate this to a certain fund”, select “Friend of PFOHC” and then click monthly if you choose or leave box unclicked for a one-time donation.
Friends will be recognized on our website, get invited to Foundation events and feel pride in knowing their donation is helping local natural spaces for generations to enjoy.
Thank you for joining us in supporting your Hendricks County Parks and Recreation!
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, hiking trails, community garden and more.
W.S. Gibbs is located off Gibbs Road between 200 S and 350 S making it the county’s most centrally-located park!
More information about the park can be found on the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation website.
To contribute to the park, you can make a one-time donation or recurring sponsorship here.
Thank you for supporting our local natural spaces!