Organized in 1995, the Friends of the Darke County Park District is a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to “Promote and support the mission of the Darke County Parks through volunteerism and fund-raising”. The Friends strive to increase public awareness and appreciation of the beauty found within Darke County Parks. Their volunteerism shows throughout the county through Adopt-a-Waterway & Highway programs, helping staff run events such as Prairie Days, hosting the Waffle Breakfast, managing the Endowment Fund, and staffing the gift shop in the Nature Center. Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30pm, with a gathering or program being held at 7pm immediately following the business meeting. Please Join Us!