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 or donating!


Hike Hudson

September 1 @ 8:00 am
The first 72 hikers to complete six trails by Nov. 30 will receive a Friends of Hudson Parks mug & a chance to win a $50 gift card from a local merchant.
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Mindfulness Hike

October 14 @ 9:00 am
Led by Shannon Speaks at Cascade Park
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Hudson Springs Park Guided Hike

October 28 @ 10:00 am
Led by Judy Semroc, Field Biologist, Conservation Specialist & Naturalist – Hudson Springs Park trail.
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Geocaching Adventure 2023

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 12th 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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