Parke County has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities from fun for the whole family to quiet, serene getaways for couples. Whether it’s exploring one of the state parks or relaxing on the water, you’ll be able to enjoy a time where you can truly relax and experience the beauty that surrounds you. Raccoon Lake State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Rockville Lake Park and Canoeing on Sugar Creek are just a few of the options you'll find in Parke County.
Public & State Parks
Whether it’s exploring one of the state parks or relaxing on the water, you’ll be able to enjoy a time where you can truly relax and experience the beauty that surrounds you in Parke County. In addition, there are several public parks that feature playgrounds, ball fields, a community pool and shelters for a family picnic.
Rockville Lake Park hosts the first 18 hole disc golf course in Parke County! Disc golf is one of the fastest growing outdoor trends in the world, and thanks for our community support we are proud to offer disc golf in our facility! Through the expertise of course designer Dennis Byrne of The Disc Golf Company, our disc golf course is very unique. Our wooded course has two sets of tee pads to accommodate all skill levels, and what a great way to spend time with your family. Want exercise but don't really enjoy running or biking? Disc golf and especially our course is a great way to spend an hour walking through the woods. Not only will you get to enjoy such an exciting game, but you will also get to witness nature while playing our course. With over 4,000 courses worldwide, disc golf is definitely an activity around to stay!!
Covered Bridge Gateway Trails Association (CBGTA) is a non-profit organization promoting recreational trails in Parke County and West Central Indiana as they relate to tourism, economic development and public health. The focus is on the Covered Bridge Gateway Trail plan from Terre Haute to Turkey Run and linking the National Road Heritage Trail to the B&O Trail. Though not currently completed, the trail does exist in the minds of those working to bring it to reality. They embrace a vision of the trail being an integral part of a 150 mile loop in West Central Indiana connecting Parke County to Indianapolis and Terre Haute. The 27 mile trail will bring a healthy lifestyle with bicycling, walking and skating opportunities as well as a safer, vehicle free place for children to enjoy. The dream of Covered Bridge Gateway Trail is already becoming a reality with the completion of the first segment of trail in October, 2014. The 6/10ths segment starts in Rosedale and goes south toward the Parke/Vigo County Line.