The LaGrange County Parks have long been recognized as one of the gems of the county, offering recreational activities, camps, programs and unique opportunities, such as the archery course at Pine Knob Park.
Several people have been working to form a Friends of the Parks group for the department that will help with supporting the growth and mission of the parks department.
The group will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Maple Wood Nature Center. The center is located at CR 100S between CR 400E and 500E.
The group has approved its bylaws and have set up a fund with the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Now, they are looking ahead to events and activities they can participate in as they begin to work toward raising funds for the parks department.
Anyone with an interest in the parks department and its future is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.