Since the groundbreaking last fall, the new Parke County Visitors Center and Depot Trailhead has made significant progress as the 2016 Covered Bridge Festival and Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration approaches. During this time, major site elements have been constructed. This includes a new parking facility, an event plaza made from reclaimed pavers on site, and a segment of the planned Covered Bridge Gateway Trail. The remaining elements of the project include informational signage, and final landform creation. The iconic Rockville Depot also received a fresh coat of paint and structural improvements to ensure it's future stability.
As plants are installed and construction wraps up in the next few months, the sites transformation into a park-like setting will be the inviting entrance that local enthusiasts and visiting tourists needed to begin their adventure in Parke County.