(SPENCER) – McCormick’s Creek State Park is lucky to have one of the most active friends groups in the state.
In 2019, Friends of McCormick’s Creek raised over $100,000 in monetary and in-kind donations for the fire tower restoration.
The group has restored the park’s historic Peden springhouse, cleaned the CCC Rec Hall, allowing it to become a rentable shelter house and assisted with the construction of Centennial Cabin. In addition to working on important projects, the Friends Group manages to have fun in an inviting atmosphere. Every month’s general meeting is a potluck with an invited speaker. Friends volunteer at annual events and reconnect with people from Arts in the Park or BBQ & Blues.
They work the booth at park festivals and invite more people to join. It’s a wonderful community that has benefited Indiana’s first State Park tremendously.
To learn more about Friends Groups at State Parks and to find out how you can join visit: on.IN.gov/INStateParksFriends.