Parke County will continue to be a scenic
rural county of small towns, communities, and rural areas that maintain
their heritage andcharacter while
providing a high quality of life in a relaxed atmosphere.
Parke County has a vigorous, work friendly
economic environment which supports existing businesses, encourages
expansion of local businesses, and encourages entrepreneurs to create
businesses, providing a variety of job opportunities that pay competitive
wages and offer a comfortable standard of living.
Appoint and maintain a Historical/Protective
Committee as called for in Section XXIV, paragraph B of the existing Parke
County Zoning Ordinance to “-review plans for new buildings and
structures---for the protection of historic sites and landmarks-”.
Enhance and maintain the Parke County web site,
parkecounty.com or coveredbridges.com, to promote the wide range of
attractions, activities, and events – “There’s more than Covered Bridges in
Encourage owners of historic properties to
identify tourism opportunities.
Goal 4: Preserve and develop our
not-for-profit visitor attractions/sites such as the Covered Bridge Art
Gallery, Billie Creek Village, the Mecca Schoolhouses, the Ritz Theater,
the Quaker Meeting House and the Parke County Historical Museum
Parke County has multiple educational
opportunities including a unified, high-quality public K-12 school
district, post secondary education, adult education, alternative education,
lifelong learning, and a county-wide library system.