The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and preserving the natural resources, park facilities, and educational programs for enrichment of the park. Our organization works closely with the park staff to improve and maintain park trails, gardens, and facilities, provide support for natural resources education, and provide financial and volunteer support for events and programs. Our efforts are funded by membership dues, fundraising activities, corporate sponsorship, and grants.
About Fort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison became a member of the Indiana State Park System in 1996 and has a rich history as a military fort since the early 1900’s. The 1,700 acres include an award winning golf course, a beautiful State Park Inn and a natural refuge for Hoosiers. This state park includes hiking and running trails for visitors of all abilities, picturesque picnic grounds, a popular sledding hill, horse back riding, a dog park, rigorous mountain biking trails, plus an interactive nature center and military museum.
Fort Harrison State Park promotes year-round activities for all. For a current listing of the activities, please visit the "Links" page for the Fort Harrison State Park Website and Facebook page.
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Annual Membership Drive
The Friends of FSHP membership drive for 2021 has begun! Your membership includes a monthly newsletter, voting privileges at our Annual Meeting, updates on park and group activities, opportunities to make new friends, and many occasions to contribute to the conservation of a unique natural resource area. Our members help support park improvement projects, natural resources education events, and park events.
In 2020, membership funds helped finance the purchase of trees along the Harrison Trace, Park Programs and events, and a large purchase of native flower seed and native plants to promote plant diversity. In addition, we will be working with park staff toward completion of several projects, including the installation of a new water fountain, bird viewing area, and trail improvements. We look forward to providing assistance to the park staff in maintaining or improving the facilities and contributing to park-hosted events again in 2021!
For information regarding how you can become a member, or support our mission in other ways, please click here. Thank you in advance for your continued support!