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Fitness and healthy activities are important year round. However, staying active during the colder months is essential for maintaining a strong immune system, burning calories to avoid the dreaded winter weight gain, and releasing those "feel-good"…

Outdoor Winter Fun In Hendricks County

Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:00 PM by Jamie Hergott

Last year, my husband and I were invited to a fall birthday bonfire. It had been on my calendar for four weeks. But when the day came, it was actually more like winter, a frigid 20 degrees outside. The party still took place and was actually one of…

Plainfield Indiana Boasts Top-Notch Trails System

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:00 PM by Beth Fife

When my family moved to Hendricks County, Indiana, several years ago, we were unfamiliar with local parks or trails. As nature lovers, avid runners/walkers and "entertainment researchers" for the kiddos, it was necessary to seek out the best ones…

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…

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…

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…

Spring is here! Spring is here! Spring is here! After the winter we’ve had, I know I’m not the only one who wants to skip joyously around town today. Let’s welcome spring with open arms this year, shall we? This list should get you started, whether…

My fellow blogger Becky Wilson-Lusk recently wrote about 8 Indoor Activities for the Kids in Hendricks County, so as the interim superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, I thought I would complement Becky's post with one about 8 outdoor…