Who We Are

Formed in 2006 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation to support the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. (FHCPI) was created with the goal of “assisting in revenue generation  and marketing efforts.”

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What We Do

Since its creation in 1967, the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department (HCPR) has been a leader in providing Hamilton County residents and its visitors, quality recreation and open space, as well as natural resource and natural history programming.

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Our Mission

The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. (FHCPI) is entrusted with the stewardship to advance development, promotion, and preservation of the county’s public parks and green spaces for the recreational, cultural, and educational benefit of Hamilton County residents and visitors. FHCPI accomplishes this by actively seeking donations, grants, and other financial support through relationships and partnerships with patrons, donors, and granting organizations, sustaining an enthusiastic corps of volunteers, and abiding by informed, visionary, and creative business practices.

Can You Help

Please consider helping us with your donation.

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FHCPI is recognized as the most informed, enthusiastic, and creative advocate for expansion of recreation facilities, programming, and park-related volunteerism in Hamilton County, Indiana.

FHCPI is the go-to organization for donors and volunteers who wish to bring and sustain recreation experiences of the highest quality to Hamilton County residents and visitors.

What We Need

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department has some significant needs to fulfill our mission.  These include:

An increase in trails

An expansion of program and facility sponsorships and partnerships

Additional trees and benches placed throughout the system

To build on existing endowment funds intended to aid in park land acquisition and development

Can You Help?

Our organization is built on support from the public.  If you can help, we would be grateful for your donation.