Friends of Hudson Parks is a 501(c)(3) organization independent from the City of Hudson which actively supports the use and enjoyment of the Hudson Parks through volunteerism, advocacy, promotion and fund raising.

We are guided by our shared values: environmental conservation and restoration, education, community engagement, recreation, health and wellness — to serve, preserve and enhance the Hudson community through a vibrant park system.

Discover events and programs held in Hudson’s parks sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Parks as well as other ways to get involved by volunteering or supporting those programs.


The Friends of Hudson Parks (FOHP) have made a difference in our community – from amazing new hikes and recreational programming to our Pack the Pond and habitat restoration programs. Wherever you look there is an outdoor adventure waiting right here in Hudson!

But we can’t do it alone! We rely on donations from generous supporters like you. The best way to be involved – and to support our work – is to become a member. We now have an online option for donating or renewing your membership. Thanks for your support. You are making a difference in our community!

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None of our programs would be possible without support through donations and membership in the Friends of Hudson Parks. Please consider becoming a member or donating!


Race for the Parks 5k & 10k

April 20 @ 8:00 am
Join us as WRR hosts Race for the Parks 5k&10k at Hudson Springs Parks on Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. Proceeds from this event support FOHP.
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Wildflower/History Hike

April 28 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for a Wildflower and History Walk! Sunday, April 28, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m. at Trumbull Woods Park Registration requested
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Spring Mindful Hike

May 3 @ 6:00 pm
Led by Shannon Speaks at Cascade Park - Join us on Fri., 5/3 at 6 p.m. - RAIN OR SHINE - Please be prepared and dress for the weather!
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Geocaching Adventure 2024

Are you ready to explore the Hudson parks searching for some unique and challenging caches?  The Friends of Hudson Parks Geocaching Adventure continues in its 13th year.  This is a perfect activity to get out into the parks in any season to get some exercise, both mental and physical.

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Pollinator Meadow at Darrow Road Park

The Hudson Parks Department, City of Hudson, Hudson Park Board and the Friends of Hudson Parks together with the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Ohio Private Lands Office are working to create a Pollinator Meadow on six acres at Hudson’s Darrow Road Park.

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