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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Fort Ben BBQ & Blues Festival
The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our sponsors and everyone who helped make our inaugural Fort Ben BBQ & Blues Fest a success!
A big thank you to the 650+ attendees who came out to enjoy the performances, the great food, and the park! Many thanks to our bands John Ford, Bill Lancton & Jimmy Davis, and King Bee & the Stingers (who were great sports about playing with the hot sun beating down on them!). Thank you also to Will Schaust who provide sound support and to food our vendors Wild Boar and The Garrison. A very special thank you to the DNR, park staff, and the many volunteers with whom we could not have held this event. Plans are already in the works for next year's event!