The Jennings County Parks and Recreation Board was established in 1967 in anticipation of the transfer of the Muscatatuck State Park, back to residents of Jennings. The park was handed back to Jennings in 1968, and JCPR was created as a new county department.

Muscatatuck Park has been the main focus of the department, historically. Late in 2007 the department was granted the Eco Lake Park facility. Budgeted funds have not increased since this acquisition, but three grants have made some progress for the facility.

JCPR and the community celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Muscatatuck Park on 5-17-2021. We are looking forward to serving the regional and local community for another century!