Upcoming Events, Programs, and Volunteer Activities
Friends of FHSP Monthly Meeting
The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park hold their monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb 6 at 6:30 PM at the Visitor Center. Guests are welcome to attend and learn more about our initiatives to assist the park staff through programs, events, and improvement projects!
Second Saturday Project Work
Second Saturday work projects are planned to begin again in March. Stay tuned for additional information!
Friends of FHSP Volunteer Opportunities
General volunteer information: The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park welcomes volunteers of all abilities. Many of our activities are scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings, however. additional activities may be available at other times. Please sign up for activities so that we may plan accordingly and contact participants in the event of cancellation due to weather. Events with inadequate volunteer participation may be cancelled.
We ask that volunteers sign up for activities so that we will have adequate supplies and tasks for the number of volunteers. Some activities are not suitable for minors, and will be indicated in the description. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and must complete and sign the and have a signed Youth/Parent volunteer agreement. Adult volunteers who are new to volunteering at Indiana State Parks must complete the Volunteer Service Agreement for Adults.
Sunday Jan 5, 1:00 PM: Camp Glen Walking Tour. Join the naturalist to learn the history and importance of Fort Benjamin Harrison. Walk through the nationally registered Camp Glenn Historic District as you hear stories and see photos from its days as an Army post. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Sunday Jan 19, 1:00 PM: Squirrel Scurry. Join the naturalist for a stroll to learn about our furry-tailed friends. Have they found all of their hidden acorns this winter? Come find out! Wear comfortable footwear for this 1.5-mile hike and meet at the Delaware Lake shelter.
Monday, Jan 20 12:00 PM: Volksmarch Meet Up
Volksmarching is a popular non-competitive walk that can promote fitness and a love for the outdoors! Although this activity has an origin in Europe, its popularity has allowed it to spread worldwide. This meet-up is sponsored by the Indiana Volkssport Association. Registration for the walk is free and walkers are encouraged to register. Their walks are guided or on marked trails and typically are from three to six miles (5K to 10K). Join us to meet new people, get some exercise, and learn more about volksmarching! Group will meet in The Garrison lobby for an optional lunch (not included in registration) at 12pm and the start of the walk at 1:30pm.