WHO ARE THE FRIENDS

 

The Friends of Fall Creek Falls is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization established in 1994.  Our purpose is:

  • To foster conservation and education efforts in support of Fall Creek Falls State Park
  • To assist Fall Creek Fall State Park in its efforts to better preserve and protect its existing land resources, including but not limited to the many natural, cultural, and scenic features within or in proximity thereto
  • To assist Fall Creek Falls State Park in providing quality recreational and interpretive experiences
 

2017 Accomplishments

  • Resurfaced the basketball court in the Village area
  • Created new website with an online store to follow soon
  • Purchased 2 telescope solar filters to be used at the Astronomy Weekends and with school groups
  • Purchased decor for the Office/Village area
  • Provided staffing for the Nature Center at a full time capacity, aiding in park visitor assistance
  • Maintained 5 LED televisions at the Nature Center, Campers’ Check-In, Inn, Park Headquarters, and General Store with electronic slideshows for promoting the park and arts advocacy
  • Partnered with the Astronomy in the Parks Society
  • Cosponsored the Mountaineer Folk Festival, Jim Hall Hunt for Warriors, and Christmas on the Mountain
  • Assisted with numerous volunteer projects

2016 Accomplishments

  • Dedicated money to assist the state in purchasing land for Fall Creek Falls State Park
  • Donated money to assist the state in resurveying old park boundaries
  • Assisted in numerous volunteer projects
  • Purchased state of the art ultra-light stokes basket for rescues at the park
  • Purchased 2 telescopes to be used at the Astronomy Weekends and with school groups
  • Partnered with the Astronomy in the Parks Society
  • Purchased a Polaris Ranger High Lifter and trailer for the Fall Creek Falls’ park rangers
  • Added LED televisions to the Nature Center, Campers’ Check-In, and Inn with electronic slideshow for promoting the park and arts advocacy
  • Provided staffing for Nature Center at a full time capacity, aiding in park visitor assistance
  • Co-sponsored the Mountaineer Folk Festival, Jim Hall Hunt for Warriors, and Christmas on the Mountain
  • Purchased 9 hunting blinds for the Jim Hall Hunt for Warriors 
  • Acquired an AED for the park