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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Thanks for a successful 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined the Friends of Fort Harrison, volunteered their time, or made a donation to help make 2018 a successful year. With the help of many volunteers, we completed the Treeline Tree ID Trail, repaired the steps and boardwalk between Harrison Trace and Delaware Lake, armored wet areas on Camp Creek and Treeline Trails, removed invasive species, maintained the gardens, and painted one bridge and two shelters. With a grant from Aveda, we helped the Jr. IMN class make a rain garden. We partnered with REI, Scouts, INPAWS, INDOT, and Schneider Geospatial on various work projects. In addition to all of our other accomplishments, the Friends of Fort Harrison hosted the first Fort Ben BBQ & Blues Fest and promoted the first Trail Challenge. In 2019, we are already making plans for several work projects as well as the second annual BBQ & Blues Fest and Trail Challenge.