A new nonprofit organization is working to preserve and grow the Zionsville parks system to coincide with the master planning of the former Wolf Run Golf Club’s transition into what it says will be Boone County’s largest conservation park. The Zionsville Parks Foundation launched this week to help with the transformation of the site, now called the Carpenter Nature Preserve
The nature preserve will also include a new nature center.
“As the Town of Zionsville continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, it is more important than ever that our community prioritizes the protection and development of green space,” said Founder and Board of Directors President Nancy Carpenter.
The town says the foundation will collaborate with the Zionsville Parks Department, Park Board and Town Council on several projects, including summer program scholarships and land acquisitions. The town of Zionsville awarded the foundation a $3,900 Community Enrichment Grant in September.
“Together we want to build upon Zionsville’s parks system by adding more places to hike, recharge and stay connected with the outdoor world,” said Carpenter.
The foundation will also sponsor a photobooth and a live reindeer exhibit during Zionsville’s first-ever Winterfest on Saturday, December 11.