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Hesperia Area Recreation District (HARD) Foundation

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What is the HARD Foundation?

The Hesperia Area Recreation District (HARD) Foundation was established in 1984 by the Hesperia Recreation and Park District Board of Directors (HPRD) to work behind the scenes to ensure that all residents have access to quality recreation, facilities, parks, and programs.

The District and HARD Foundation have a long standing working relationship providing recreation and leisure time activities to the community we serve.  In support of the District, the HARD Foundation members actively pursue fundraising opportunities, donations, events, community outreach, and education of the District's offerings. 


MISSION STATEMENT of the Hesperia Area Recreation District (HARD) Foundation Board

To act in an advisory capacity to the Hesperia Recreation and Park District Board of Directors and to help foster communication and cooperation between citizens, institutions, special interest groups, and District personnel in order to help the District provide maximum recreation opportunities, services, and park facilities for the residents of the Hesperia Recreation and Park District.



Funding the HARD Foundation generates goes toward District PROGRAMS (Kids Kamp, After School Activities Program, Fishing, Camping, Skating),  CLASSES (dance, fitness, special interest), EVENTS (Hot Rod Halloween, Concerts and Movies in the Park, Easter Egg Hunt) and more!

Annually, the HARD Foundation awards the Rick Novack High School Scholarship to local high school seniors with a desire to start a career in recreation, education, sports, or related fields.   

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Online applications to volunteer at District events and activities are coming soon.  In the meantime, please Contact Us if interested and we'll respond with the next steps.

All adult applicants are asked to complete a background check and training prior to participating in activities. 


Community partners and sponsors are always welcomed for any of our events.  More information to come on tiered sponsorships for the 2022 event season. 



Chair Member
James Blocker

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Vice Chair Member
Gary "Griz" Drylie

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Carol Hill

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Rebecca Daugherty

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Amanda Gingerich

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Held the fourth Thursday of each month, DARK in December.  Click Here to view Agendas and Minutes.