Posts from May 2019

Did you know that the average American child spends more than 50 hours per week using electronic media? That works out to more than seven hours a day. Let that sink in for a moment, and then I'll tell you about the good folks at the Indiana Children…

Avon Gardens Has Become a Budding Destination

Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Josh Duke

Anyone who thinks you can’t get away in Hendricks County has never ventured to Avon Gardens in Avon, Indiana. I had visited in the past to purchase a tree, but boy did I miss out on the true essence of this tranquil hideaway that’s slightly off the…

Parks play a vital role in society. More than just a place to relax and have fun, parks provide economic value, health and environmental benefits and social importance to communities. Hendricks County, Indiana, already boasts an impressive system of…

The annual Summer Fun Run series in Hendricks County, Indiana, returns May 29, and The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County has made a few updates to enhance this already popular run/walk series. For those of you not familiar with the Summer Fun…

Summers can get hot and humid in Hendricks County, Indiana. But luckily, we have plenty of waterparks and splash pads to soak up the Indiana summer. All of the following locations provide perfect opportunities to cool off while making memories. So…

There are many things about summer in Indiana that I love, and high on that list is fresh produce. Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables are second to none, and our local farmers markets allow me to get them when they're in season and at their most…

Did you know a brand new park just opened in Avon, Indiana? The first of its kind in Washington Township, Pecar Park is a 46-acre nature park with a playground, staff naturalist and campsites! My 5-year-old son and I went to check it out, and we were…

In the tourism industry, we focus so much on today, this weekend or next week that we often lose sight of how we got here and how far we've come, even here in Hendricks County, Indiana. Not long ago, the iconic Mayberry Cafe in Danville was simply…

Fairies, pirates, unicorns, goblins and other magical creatures will unite on Saturday, May 18, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville, Indiana, for a first-time event celebrating one full year of the Central…