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Friends of the Park

The generosity of Friends of the Park members funds the accomplishment of goals in the county’s five-year outdoor recreation master plan.

Members in 2023, we truly thank you for your support! It increased local quality of life through opportunities outdoor recreation provides. In 2024, member dues and gifts will:

  • Complete the plan for a 400-acre park on the south shore of Glenn Flint Lake.
  • Move and begin restoration work on the Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot that will become a People Pathways trailhead, nature center and bike rental station on the new segment of People Pathways that will be constructed along Veterans Memorial Highway beginning in late summer.
  • Purchase abandoned railroad property to connect segments of People Pathways that will eventually complete the trail through Putnam County – last year, nearly 1.5 miles of additional railbed was purchased.
  • Complete Phase I of the project adding new and needed signage on People Pathways, from Hendricks County west to where the trail crosses Indianapolis Road.
  • Fund a take-home magnifying glass for every second-grader from all four school districts during their spring fieldtrip to the DePauw Nature Park, led by Putnam Parks & Pathways.
  • Help fund “Nature Play Days,” a nationwide program for youth, celebrated in June with a week-long, extensive series of events developed by Putnam Parks & Pathways’ education committee.
  • Sponsor the weekly bike ride series offered to cyclists of all ages by the Putnam County Cycling Club in late spring through mid-fall, the twice-monthly birdwatching series offered year-round by the Big Walnut Bird Club, and the Monthly Nature Hike series, also offered year-round, by Putnam Parks & Pathways.
  • Help fund both “Celebrate 4,” the county’s Independence Day celebration, and the “Winter Wonderland Lights Festival,” the month-long December holiday tradition, in Robe-Ann Park.
  • Help underwrite three June events – a national slingshot tournament in Jaycee Park; a first-time ultramarathon in the DePauw Nature Park; and “Pedal Putnam,” a one-day series of bike rides designed for all bike-riders from families to competitive racers…and the 2024 Mural Fest, which will add five new murals to the growing Putnam County public art collection this September.

In a county of nearly 40,000 residents, this year’s Friends of the Park 300-member goal is a little embarrassing. Regardless of where you live, individuals can join in 2024 for $35. Families can join for $60. The best part: Your gift, of any amount over and above your membership, will be doubled through a $1-for-$1 match, up to a total of $50,000, offered again this year by the Putnam County Visitors Center.

Become a Friends of the Park member. Click below and join now to support the development of outdoor recreation venues, events and programs in Putnam County. And experience what your generosity creates by enjoying what you make possible! This website includes an events section, and a volunteer section, making it easy to regularly get outdoors AND get involved. Thank you for being part of the team. We look forward to seeing you!


Business owners are called on for so much support that we want to single them out and encourage you to SUPPORT THEM as one way to thank them for making life in Putnam County better because of their gift to Friends of the Park.

A.A. Huber & Sons, Gayla Dearinger, Greencastle
BPO Elks Lodge, Christina Rumley & Katie Barger, Greencastle
Brad Tucker State Farm Insurance, Brad Tucker, Greencastle
Buzzi Unicem, Angela Hiigel, Greencastle
Cash Concrete, Tim Cash, Greencastle
Chiyoda USA, Kevin Redding, Greencastle
Garmong, Joe Murphy, Indianapolis
Greencastle Kiwanis, Alan Zerkel, Greencastle
Heartland Automotive, Ritsuko Abrams, Greencastle
Just R Time Construction, Wendy & Michael Rogers, North Salem
North Salem State Bank, Matt Howrey, North Salem
Putnam County Comprehensive Services, JD Miller, Greencastle
RhinoAG / Dixie Chopper, Lisa Tubbs, Greencastle,
Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, Meredith Osburn, Terre Haute



Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Greencastle


Pedal Putnam Series of Bike Rides


Ella Ingram & Jim Luzar, Cloverdale


Susan & Gary Lemon, Greencastle


Heartland Automotive, Greencastle
Joy & Bill Marley, Greencastle


Buzzi Unicem, Greencastle
Jackie & Joe Baumann, Greencastle
Kathy & Rick Deer, Greencastle
Beth & Eric Freeman, Noblesville
Allison Leer, Greencastle


Chiyoda USA, Greencastle
Garmong, Indianapolis
Greencastle Kiwanis
North Salem State Bank, North Salem
Putnam County Comprehensive Services, Greencastle
RhinoAG / Dixie Chopper, Greencastle
Barbara Boese, Greencastle
Narda & Page Cotton, Greencastle
Bob Evans, Greencastle
Judy George, Greencastle
Jeanette & Mark Hammer, Greencastle
Jessica & Manuel Hartman, Greencastle
Beth Haymaker, Greencastle
Doc Heavin, Bainbridge
Emily & Dennis Knuth, Greencastle
Pat & John Ness, Greencastle
Marc O’Leary, Plainfield
Jim Peck, Greencastle
Wendy & Michael Rogers, North Salem
Stephen Short, Greencastle
Tamara Stasik, Greencastle
Julie & Gary Stevens, Greencastle
Dr. Lori White, Greencastle


A.A. Huber & Sons, Greencastle
BPO Elks Lodge, Greencastle
Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, Terre Haute
Vincent Aguirre, Greencastle
Mackenzie Anders, Greencastle
Bernard Batto, Greencastle
Dana Boyd, Cloverdale
Sherry & Ron Cash, Greencastle
Tim Cash, Greencastle
Kathryn & Bill Dory, Greencastle
Meredith Dowling & Michael Lemon, Asheville, NC
David Drake, Coatesville
Alice & Dave Greenburg, Greencastle
Stacy Hartman, Bainbridge
Karen & Matt Headley, Greencastle
Jamie & Robert Jedele, Greencastle
Bryan Langdoc, Greencastle
Beth & Mark Lemon, Vienna, VA
Sue McCune, Greencastle
Greg Midgley, Plainfield
Gwen & Thom Morris, Greencastle
Linda Patrick & James Grimes, Greencastle
Jeane & Jason Pope, Greencastle
Pam Propsom, Greencastle
Linda & Steve Raines, Greencastle
Misti Scott, Greencastle
Denise & Jeff Sigworth, Greencastle
Tom Silvey, Greencastle
Carol Smith, Fillmore
Darrel Thomas, Greencastle
Nancy Thomas, Greencastle
Tonya & Stacy Vandiver, Fillmore
Ann & Dennis Weatherford, Greencastle
Jean & Leland Zellers, Greencastle
Mary & Alan Zerkel, Coatesville


Jinsie Bingham, Greencastle
Ann Dever, Greencastle
Neysa & Adam Meyer, Greencastle
Don Williams, Fillmore
Jason Yoder, Brownsburg


Patricia & Mark Baldwin, Bainbridge
Sharyl Berry, Greencastle
Dede Black, Greencastle
Anna Bowman, Greencastle
Rhonda & Chris Brotherton, Greencastle
Valerie Buchanan, Greencastle
Tess Funke Bunnell, Plainfield
Alex Chamberlain, Greencastle
Jason Clearwaters, Coatesville
Brittney & Drew Cooper, Greencastle
Carol Emery, Greencastle
Michele Faison, Cloverdale
Joe Ferguson, Greencastle
Diane Flint, Greencastle
Susan & Phil Gick, Greencastle
Marla Helton & Stu Fabe, Greencastle
Darcy Hendershot, Greencastle
Kara Holmes, Greencastle
Patricia Hoopengarner, Greencastle
Wes Kendall, Greencastle
Kate Knaul, Greencastle
Curt Krominaker, Greencastle
Stacie & Rick Langdon, Greencastle
Jack Lawson, Danville
Judith Magyar, Greencastle
Monica Martin, Greencastle
David Masten, Greencastle
Beva Miller, Greencastle
Becca & Mike Moore, Greencastle
Lisa & Rick Olson, Coatesville
Martha Rainbolt & Carl Huffman, Greencastle
Ruth Ralph, Greencastle
Mike Richmond, Bloomington
Greg Ruark, Fillmore
Greg Schwipps, Greencastle
Gail Smith, Greencastle
Lisa Spence, Greencastle
Grant Stewart, Greencastle
Amy & Riley Tharp, Coatesville
Vicki Timm & Stephen Aker, Reelsville
Kristen & Ben Wells, Greencastle
Rod Wilson, Bainbridge
Chris Wolfe, Greencastle
Katie & Mark Wood, Greencastle
Char & Pete Yarima, Reelsville
Valarie Ziegler & Bill Nunn, Greencastle
Scott Zimmerman, Greencastle