Friends of the Parks

2023 Schedule

A complete printable 2023 schedule is available now in PDF format.

The Indiana County Walkswork program offers free walks at various parks throughout the county. To learn more about the walks and how to participate download our Walkworks Flyer 2023. Join us for a walk this coming year!

Native Plant Sale

Friends of the Parks 2022 Native Plant Sale.

Order Online - Penguin Court and Indiana County Friends of the Park Native Plant Sale (Indiana PA).

Friends of the Parks is excited to announce that we will again be working with Penguin Court, a Preserve of the Brandywine Conservancy, to host our second native plant sale this April and May. Both FOP and Penguin Court will share the profits from this fundraiser.  

Environmental Education Programs

An extensive series of nature programs is offered in the Indiana County Parks system by Friends of the Parks. Friends of the Parks is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality environmental education programs in the Indiana County Parks system and at Yellow Creek State Park.

Programs are provided through member support and are offered free of charge. All membership funds go directly toward bringing programs to Indiana County. Membership is not required to attend programs.

Come learn about the ecosystem of the Indiana County parks and trails!Some programs require that participants pre-register. The number to call for pre-registration is included in the program listings. Programs typically last 1-2 hours.

A brochure featuring a complete schedule, directions to each program location, and a membership form is available in PDF form.

For additional information and updates, check out and "Like" the Friends of the Park Facebook Page.

Directions to Blue Spruce Park, Pine Lodge, the Blacklick Valley Natural Area, and the Ghost Town Trail are available here. Visit Yellow Creek State Park's website for directions to programs at Yellow Creek.


  • $10 for individuals
  • $15 for families
  • $25 Benefactor
  • $150 and above Sponsor

To Become a Member:  Make check payable to 'Friends of the Parks' and mail to 1175 Hilltop Road, Indiana, PA 15701. Contact Indiana County Parks for further information about membership. We also have a Membership Application PDF available.

Support for Friends of the Parks comes from individuals, businesses, and organizations who care about quality environmental education programming in Indiana County. Friends of the Parks' work is accomplished through the financial support of its members and the work of a dedicated group of volunteer Board members. We encourage you to become a member today.