Friends of Potawatomi State Park is a nonprofit organization. Its members volunteer their time and talents to aid in maintaining and improving Park facilities. The group was organized in 1995 and since that time the members have contributed thousands of hours and more than $150,000 toward Park programs and equipment.
The major fund raiser for the group is the annual Run Wild! event on the second Saturday of October(Columbus Day weekend) that attracts upwards of 700 runners.