About Us

Friends of Blue Mound State Park is a not for profit organization. We are a group of volunteers working together to benefit the park by enhancing and preserving its natural resources while offering activities and projects to improve the park guest's visit.
Past activities and contributions include:

    • Solar panels on the Friends Shelter and the entrance station.
    • Bike repair stand
    • New playground on top of the mound and in the campground
    • Contributed significantly to the pool renovation project
    • Built a 2400 square foot ADA accessible all-season shelter and learning center at the trailhead area of the park (see Friends Shelter page)
    • Candlelight ski events
    • Annual trail run fundraiser
    • Annual Horribly Hilly Hundreds Bike Event fundraiser 
    • Interpretive signs
    • Educational programs
    • Prairie/savanna clean-up
    • Invasive species control
    • Ski trail grooming and equipment
    • Trail maintenance and improvement
    • Support for Eagle Scout projects at the park, including the Eyeshine project, kiosk renovation, color coded ski trail signs, emergency equipment shed.
    • Wood splitting for firewood sales to campers
    • Exhibits in the park nature center
    • Built an accessible campground cabin
    • Park entrance sign