About Us

Since 2000, Hendricks County Parks & Recreation has worked to meet our citizens’ needs for recreation and leisure opportunities, and supportive community services. Hendricks County Parks & Recreation manages and maintains three parks: McCloud Nature Park the western portion of the Vandalia Trail, and W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park. Be sure to visit our properties as you explore the many parks Hendricks County has to offer!


“To lead in the protection of outstanding natural, historic and recreation areas, and linkages. To practice and promote the highest conservation ethics and provide environmental education opportunities to the community. To lead in enhancing quality of life and individual health while driving economic development to ensure a sustainable future for our community.”

Our Staff

Full-Time Staff

Title Name Email
Superintendent Ryan Lemley rlemley@co.hendricks.in.us
Assistant Superintendent Eric Ivie, CPRP eivie@co.hendricks.in.us
Park Manager Jim Holtsclaw, CPRP jholtsclaw@hcparks.net
Maintenance Foreman Oather Duncan III oduncan@hcparks.net
Maintenance Foreman Jason Kittle jkittle@hcparks.net
Park Naturalist Katie Kolcun kkolcun@hcparks.net
Assistant Park Naturalist Joe Lembo jlembo@hcparks.net

Part-Time Staff

Title Name Email
Administrative Assistant Patty Seymour pseymour@co.hendricks.in.us
Assistant Naturalist Joy Fulk mccloudnp@hcparks.net
Assistant Naturalist Linda Nichols mccloudnp@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Caleb Hawkins maintenance@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Scott Hawkins maintenance@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Wayne Huffman maintenance@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Phillip Lawson maintenance@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Kurt Steuer maintenance@hcparks.net
Maintenance Technician Ralph Wilkinson maintenance@hcparks.net