The Friends of St. Joseph County Parks honor individuals and organizations who have supported the County Parks through their volunteerism and contributions with the Oak Tree Award.
2016- Todd Zeiger and Indiana Landmarks; Jim Rahilly
2015- Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association; Kay Easton
2014- The University of Notre Dame; Patty and Chris Fowler
2013- Gary and Nancy Beall; Dick and Donna Pfeil
2012- Don and Joann Sporleder; Bob Witt
2011- Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake