In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the “Association of Lions Clubs,” and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved. Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we’ve earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We’re a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.
115 S. Elm St. Zionsville, IN
Zionsville Lions Club Opportunities
Friends of the Park
Individuals are invited to donate to maintain and upgrade Zionsville Lions Park and facilities and equipment.
Stories in the Park
10 a.m. - noon
Join us for the Zionsville Lions Club, Inc. second annual "Stories in the Park" on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 10 a.m. to noon in Zionsville Lions Park. Come celebrate the joy of reading with puppets, storytelling, reading games, poetry, Nature Center touch table, and a free book. It's for ages preschool to grade 4. The Indy Book Project will give each child a free book. The Hussey-Mayfield bookmobile will be there so children can browse through books. No registration needed.
Free Sunday Family Concerts in Zionsville Lions Park
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a summer Sunday evening of beautiful, live music in Zionsville Lions Park. Bring your family and friends and lawn chairs. Relax and enjoy the live music with other members of the community. Food and beverages available for a donation. Performances are as follows: on 7/2, the Zionsville Concert Band; on 7/9, the Indianapolis Symphonic Band; on 7/16, Swing Shift Indy; on 7/23, Indianapolis Municipal Band; on 7/30, GMH Jazz Orchestra. Rain location: Zionsville United Methodist Church.
Zionsville Lions Club, Inc. Diabetes Awareness and Family Fun Day
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Zionsville Lions Club, Inc. is planning a Diabetes Awareness & Family Fun Day in Lions Park, Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 2-5 pm. The event is for everyone interested in learning more about diabetes (to include diabetes screening) as well as for those with diabetes and their families. The afternoon will include fun activities in the park (obstacle course, corn hole, ladder ball, basketball, crafts and more) as well as diabetes educational opportunities by the Park shelter house. Diabetes screening will be offered.
Assist the Zionsville Lions Club as it screens the eyesight of first, third, fifth and eighth graders in school systems throughout Central Indiana every fall. We screen over 15,000 students a year. You don't need any special skills. On the job training is provided. Most screenings are in the morning and take less than three hours. You can screen once or multiple times -- your choice depending on your schedule. We are sure you will find it a very worthwhile experience.
Pumpkins & Hayrides
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Pumpkins & Hayrides is a fabulous day outside enjoying Lions Park . Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 2 to 5 pm. Free Pumpkins for painting while supplies last. Hayrides, S’mores, Games, Face Painting, Food, plus a Kids' Costume Contest and a Pet Costume Contest. Entertainment by Bach to Rock, Master Yoo’s Taekwondo and Mr Daniel’s .