About Us

Fostering Resources for a Vibrant St. Joseph County Parks

Established in 1989, The St. Joseph County Parks Foundation is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that assists the St. Joseph County Parks in land acquisition, park program enhancements, greenway connections and stewardship of natural and cultural resources.

We leverage resources for a vibrant St. Joseph County Parks - for today and for future generations. Through your donations, we are able to care for and enhance the investment in your County Parks.


  • Joel Bowers, President
  • Tina Cooper, Vice President
  • Erin Bonin, Secretary
  • Danielle Meersman, Treasurer
  • John Yarger, Past President

Board members:

  • Jeff Buhr
  •  Tyler Kanczuzewski 
  • Nancy Owsianowski
  • Pete Owsianowski 
  • Jeff McGowan 
  • Brandon Williamson

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