Music on the Mound

Saturdays in July & August
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Outdoor Amphitheater
(Friends Shelter in the event of inclement weather)

Weekend Naturalist Events

The DNR Naturalist Program at Blue Mound State Park hosts events every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Experience guided scenic hikes, history walks, junior explorers, and more with Park Naturalist Reed Cockrell.

Horribly Hilly Hundreds Photos

“The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest” did not disappoint. Thank you to all of the riders, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event possible!

Ride photos are available for purchase through Focal Flame Photography.

Exit to Focal Flame Photography website.

Support Our Work

Whether you’re interested in making a donation or becoming actively involved, there are many ways you can make a difference.

Two runners competing during a trail race

Our Events

The Friends organize a variety of events each year to bring people to the park and raise funds for many projects, including trail building and maintenance, landscaping, playground equipment, educational programs, and invasive plant control.

Check the “Events” menu at the top of the page for more information on upcoming events.

What’s Happening

  • Summer Newsletter 2024
    Summer in the park is anything but boring. The pool/splash pad is open, wildflowers are blooming, and the sun almost refuses to set. June was a whirlwind of events and we’re just getting started. The Read more…
  • Horribly Hilly Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed for the Horribly Hilly Hundreds on Saturday, June 15. Help at an aid station, at packet pickup and check-in, or at the finish line. We are asking volunteers to sign up for Read more…
  • Prairie Restoration Work Days
    The Friends have created a regular volunteer/work day schedule to help with prairie restoration and maintenance efforts at Blue Mound State Park.

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