Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie is the Assistant Superintendent for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, and he loves being outdoors and exploring new places and things. He is especially partial to the more rural parts of Hendricks County, where wonderful places and people with impressive skills and talents are hidden away, awaiting discovery. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

Latest Posts

Weekend Primer: Sept. 15-17

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 08:00 AM by Eric Ivie

There's a crispness in the air in Hendricks County that signals the approach of my favorite season of the year -- autumn. The cooler temperatures, bright sunshine and brilliant blue skies invite enjoyable outdoor activities for the whole family. ... read more

What You Need to Know About Fall Mazes in Hendricks County

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Are you considering visiting Hendricks County this fall? Get lost. You read that correctly. Get lost...with your entire family in any or all of the fun and challenging mazes that Hendricks County has to offer during the autumn season! Let's take ... read more

Weekend Primer: Labor Day Edition

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and we have several exceptional reasons for you and your family to spend the holiday weekend in Hendricks County . This weekend, we're home to the mother of all drag racing events, the largest parade in the ... read more

A Labor Day Tradition: North Salem Old Fashion Days

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

One of my favorite annual events in Hendricks County takes place over Labor Day weekend each year: North Salem Old Fashion Days. I can't wait for Sept. 2-4 to get here because Old Fashion Days always has so much to offer my entire family. I love ... read more

Weekend Primer: Aug. 11-13

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Eric Ivie

As you make your plans for the upcoming weekend, make it a point to visit Hendricks County if you enjoy wine and live music, shopping, classic cars, a meteor shower or taking a walk, run or bike ride. We've got it all going on during the weekend ... read more

Top 10: Tips to Get the Full U.S. Nationals Experience

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Eric Ivie

The National Hot Rod Association ( NHRA ) brings its crown jewel event -- the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals -- to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg from Aug. 30 through Sept. 4 , and when those dragsters come thundering into Hendricks County , ... read more

Weekend Primer: July 15-16

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 01:00 PM by Eric Ivie

We've almost made it to the weekend! What are your plans after you clock out on Friday? We have a lot of excellent reasons to visit Hendricks County this weekend, including classic cars, a street fair, live music, guided outdoor painting and the ... read more

Improvements Continue on Hendricks County Rail Trails

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM by Eric Ivie

There was a time in Hendricks County when railroads played an important role in transportation, commerce, settlement and expansion of the area. As time marched on, though, railroad traffic declined nationwide, and rail companies began abandoning ... read more

Weekend Primer: Independence Day Edition

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM by Eric Ivie

The weekend is just around the corner, and it's a special one -- Independence Day weekend! The long holiday weekend makes it a perfect time to visit Hendricks County to celebrate our nation's birthday. We have a bunch of activities that ... read more

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