** Update 3.13.2020** The outdoor festival has now been canceled as well.
Members of our board met and have decided to cancel our pancake breakfast for this Saturday. Due to this event being inside with numerous volunteers handling food, we want to be overly cautious with the health of our patrons.
Currently, the outdoor festival by Hendricks County Parks and Recreation is still taking place as planned. A member of our agency will be at the festival selling maple syrup made from the sap of the trees at McCloud.
As you can imagine, cancellation hinders our ability to raise funds for park improvements. We would appreciate any support you can give by donating here: https://pfohc.org/donate/donate-now/ or coming out on Saturday to purchase syrup.
Thank you for supporting our parks!
Parks Foundation of Hendricks County
Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Hendricks Regional Health for their sponsorship of this event. Hendricks Regional Health is committed to enhancing the health and wellness of our entire community. After your breakfast, take a walk among the many trails at McCloud Nature Park. Your body will thank you.
In conjunction with the McCloud Maple Syrup Days, we invite you to our 12th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!
Slip into the McCloud Nature Center to warm up and enjoy our popular “all-the-pancakes-you-can-eat” fundraiser for breakfast or lunch. The pancakes feature our very own maple syrup made using the sap from McCloud’s own sugar maple trees!
For any freewill donation* that you’re comfortable with, your family can eat as many pancakes as it takes to fill your belly, and you can also partake in sausage, bananas, orange juice, and coffee. All proceeds go toward the continued improvements to your Hendricks County Parks!
*Recommended Donation = $10/adult, $6/child
We Highly Recommend Reserving Your Seat! Walk-ins are accepted as space allows
Our Nature Center has limited seating and it fills up quickly, so we highly recommend reserving your family’s spot at the table. You can do so online here.
Seating Times: Saturday, March 7 & March 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (every 45 minutes)
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!