Friends of the Joryville Park

A special thanks to the Friends of Joryville Park for their wonderful work over the past two years or more to improve and maintain the Park. This group, under the leadership of Tom Oliver Sr. and Tom Oliver Jr., has made a significant difference in the appearance of the Park. The Park is now much improved and well maintained as a result of their work. The Olivers live near the park on Skyline Drive and can be contacted at regarding on-going work in the Park.

The work accomplished by the Friends of Joryville Park is being done in coordination with the Marion County Parks Department under the Adopt-A-Park Program. Some materials are provided under this program for use in improving and maintaining the Park. Members of The Friends of Joryville Park also helped with the work on the Jory Pioneer Cemetery on April 27th, 2004. The park belongs to Marion County and is not a part of the Jory Pioneer Cemetery. However, both Joryville Park and the Jory Pioneer Cemetery were originated by the Jory family. Well done Tom Sr. and to Tom Jr. and the volunteers! The park is located Off Jory Hill Road on Elmhurst Avenue. To reach the park, drive out South on Commercial Street to Liberty Road, drive out Liberty Road, turn right on Jory Hill Road, then left on Elmhurst Avenue. The park is at the end of the avenue.