New Nonprofit Launched to Conserve Green Space in Zionsville

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For Immediate Release – November 15, 2021
Contact: Nancy Carpenter, (317) 459-0986, [email protected]

The launch coincides with master planning of the future largest nature park in Boone County.
Zionsville Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to preserve, enhance and grow a
thriving parks system, launched this week. The launch coincides with the master planning of the
nonprofit’s first major conservation and restoration project in turning the former 216-acre Wolf
Run Golf Club, now named the Carpenter Nature Preserve, into the future site of a new nature
center and the county’s largest conservation park.

“As the Town of Zionsville continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, it is more important than
ever that our community prioritizes the protection and development of green space,” said
Founder and Board of Directors President Nancy Carpenter.

Jim and Nancy Carpenter
Jim and Nancy Carpenter

The Foundation champions the preservation of and access to parks and green spaces in
Zionsville. The Foundation will collaborate with the Town of Zionsville Parks Department, the
Park Board, and the Town Council on various projects, including scholarships for summer
programs, park and land acquisitions and more exciting projects to come.

The Town of Zionsville supported the Foundation with a $3,900 Community Enrichment Grant in
September, and the nonprofit welcomes donations by the community.
“Together we want to build upon Zionsville’s parks system by adding more places to hike,
recharge and stay connected with the outdoor world,” said Carpenter.
To learn more about the Zionsville Parks Foundation, visit its website where you can browse
articles, learn about the nonprofit volunteer board members, sign up for e-news and donate to
support ongoing and future projects.

The Foundation will have a presence at the Town of Zionsville’s first-ever Winterfest and will
sponsor a photobooth and a live reindeer exhibit on Saturday, December 11th.

Zionsville Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and exists to preserve, enhance and grow a thriving system of
parks and programs for community enjoyment, education and wellness. Please visit and follow the Foundation’s Instagram and Facebook to learn more.

For more information about the Carpenters’ efforts to transform the former Wolf Run golf course, see our Zionsville Monthly May 2021 cover story.