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.


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


Kayak Class #1

July 13 @ 9:00 am
Entry level kayak classes will be offered Saturday 7/13 and 7/27 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Hudson Springs Park. Stand Up Paddleboard lessons will be held on 7/20 and 8/3.
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Creature Features Series for Kids: Terrific Trees & Their Friends

July 19 @ 10:00 am
Join the fun as we search the forest looking for different types of trees and the many ways creatures big and small rely on them for food and shelter! Friday, June 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
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Paddleboard Class #1

July 20 @ 9:00 am
Entry level paddleboard classes will be offered from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Hudson Springs Park.
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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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Playground Palooza 2024

The 2024 Playground Palooza is underway! Details HERE for information. Click here for Passport.


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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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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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