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<p>Reeder Park has two areas of play equipment, two pavilions, a public access site and handicapped-accessible restrooms. </p>
<p>Aztec Park has an area of playground equipment, tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, a pavilion, an array of baseball and softball fields around it and handicapped-accessible restrooms.</p>
Rockville Lake Park is a popular destination to take away stress of everyday life and enjoy an outdoor recreation experience! This 400 acre park operated by the Parke County Park & Recreation Board. The park features Rockville Lake, which is a 103 acre watershed that was built in 1972. The lake is one of the hottest fishing lakes in Indiana and offers the chance to catch bluegill, red-ear, crappie, bass, and catfish. A boat ramp, a 100 foot wheelchair accessible fishing pier, boat rentals, and several hundred feet of open shoreline is available for people of all ages and capabilities to cast into this astounding fishery! Rockville Lake Park offers primitive, modern, and full hook-up campsites with plenty of room to enjoy the favorite camp games. These sites are designed to accommodate any type of trailer and RV to ensure quality enjoyment for every visitor. Our primitive site selection gives you the option for moderately wooded sites or sites along the wood line in the grass. All of the campsites allow for plenty of room for the entire family! With a total of 157 campsites, there is plenty of room for you and the family to come out and enjoy the great outdoors. There are several horseshoe pits, two volleyball courts, a basketball court, nature trails, and three modern playgrounds located throughout the park. The park is an excellent place to see some of natures creatures!  
<p>This town park at the intersection of College and Pennsylvania Street in Rockville offers a public pool, sport fields, playground and the historic Chautauqua pavilion.</p>
<p>4.065 acres with a 2,060 acre lake</p> <p>Archery Range, Basketball Courts, Volleyball, Boating / 5 Launch Ramps, Camping fees: 250 Class A Sites, 56 Class B Sites, 50 Class C Sites, Youth Tent Areas, Camp Store, Cultural Arts Programs, Dumping Station, Fishing / Ice Fishing, Fishing Pier (open when water level permits) Hiking Trails, Horseshoe Pits, Hunting / Limited, Interpretive / Recreational Programs, Picnicking / Shelter houses Reservable, Playground Equipment, Rental-Fishing Boats, Swimming / Beach Waterskiing.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
Over 2000 acres of timber that provide hiking and bridle trails with a swimming pool, Nature Center, shelter houses, primitive to modern campsites, tennis courts, with an excellent source to fishing and canoeing.  Nature abounds this beautiful park in the northern part of Parke County.    
<p>The 9-hole &quot;Parke County&quot; course at the Parke County Golf Course facility in Rockville, Indiana features 3,073 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 69.5 and it has a slope rating of 111.&nbsp; Designed by William H. Diddel, ASGCA, the Parke County golf course opened in 1961.</p>
<p>Come paddle through Turkey Run and Shades State Parks and under 4 historic covered bridges. Stop along the many sandbars and hunt for rocks, fossils, crinoids and Indian Beads.</p> <p>Paddle down the stream the Piankeshaw Indians called &quot;Pun-go-se-co-ne&quot; or &quot;Water of Many Sugar Trees&quot;.</p> <p>Our trips range from one-hour floats to overnight adventures. So, pack your picnic lunch and come float down beautiful Sugar Creek!</p> <p>The beauty and history of Sugar Creek can best be experienced by drifting through its valleys in one of our quality canoes or kayaks. We hope to bring this unique experience to you by providing you with quality equipment, convenient transportation to and from the stream and the best variety of trips.</p> <p>QUALITY EQUIPMENT: No aluminum canoes here!! Discover the difference of our canoes. No clanging like aluminum. No Hot seats. Slips thru rocky shallows.</p> <p>CONVENIENT LOCATION NEAR TURKEY RUN: We are located on State Road 47 across from Turkey Run Campground. We are one mile from the Jct. of US 41 and SR 47.</p>
Turkey Run State Park has miles of bridle trails, so you can enjoy guided horseback rides. Inquire at the saddle barn. (Sorry, you can't bring your own horse.) While you're at the saddle barn, also ask about hayrides. The saddle barn is open from April through October 9am - 5pm (weather permitting). The saddle barn is closed in the winter. For more info call the Saddle Barn at 765-597-2280.
<p>Turkey Run Golf Club is an exciting 18 hole championship golf course located 6 miles east of Turkey Run State Park on State Road 47 in scenic Parke County Indiana.
</p> <p>You'll never get bored with the challenging course layout which includes rolling terrain, mature trees and 3 ponds. The well manicured, undulating greens are a pleasure to play. Our reasonable rates and many weekly specials make this one of the states best kept secrets.
</p> <p>There are four sets of tees to choose (including senior tees) from with the Championship tees measuring 6523 yards. The slope is 124 and the rating is 70.5.</p>
<p><em><strong>33 Miles: </strong>You will see McAllister Bridge, Neet Bridge, Bridgeton Bridge &amp; Grist Mill, Colloms General Store, Mansfield Bridge &amp; Roller Mill as well as Amish Family Farms.</em></p> <p>Depart Tourist Information Center by turning RIGHT onto HIGH ST.</p> <p>At stop sign, turn LEFT onto BRIDGETON RD.</p> <p>Follow BRIDGETON RD. into Bridgeton</p> <p>Upon passing Bridgeton Covered Bridge turn LEFT onto HAWKINS RD.</p> <p>Turn LEFT on Mansfield Road.</p> <p>Cross SR 59 into Mansfield.</p> <p>Travel through Mansfield Bridge on 775 E.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto 720 S.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto 1000 E.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto FERNDALE RD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto SR 59.<o:p></o:p></p> <p>Turn LEFT onto NEW DISCOVERY RD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto BRIDGETON RD.</p> <p>Continue back into Rockville.</p> <p>-END-</p>
<p><strong><em>30 Miles: </em></strong><em>You will see McAllister Bridge, Neet Bridge, Bridgeton Bridge, Collom&rsquo;s General Store, Rosedale, and the Thorpe Ford Bridge </em></p> <p>Depart Tourist Information Center by turning RIGHT onto HIGH ST.</p> <p>At stop sign turn LEFT onto BRIDGETON RD.</p> <p>Follow BRIDGETON RD. into Bridgeton</p> <p>Continue past cemetery on BRIDGETON RD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto HIGH BANKS RD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto ROSEDALE RD.</p> <p>Turn around at ROSEDALE CIVIC CENTER.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto CEMETERY STREET.</p> <p>CEMETERY STREET changes to CATLIN RD.</p> <p>CATLIN RD. changes to MARKET ST. in the town of Rockville.</p> <p>Follow MARKET ST. to HIGH ST.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto HIGH ST.</p> <p>Return to Tourist Information Center on Left.</p> <p>-END-</p>
<p><strong><em>33 Miles</em></strong><em>: You will see Rockville Lake, Family Farms, Amish Country, Marshall Arch, Narrows Bridge, and the Billie Creek Bridge </em></p> <p>Depart Tourist Information Center by turning RIGHT&nbsp; onto HIGH ST.<o:p></o:p></p> <p>At stop sign turn RIGHT onto ERIE ST. and cross over U.S. 36<o:p></o:p></p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto STARK ST.</p> <p>STARK ST. changes to MARSHALL RD.</p> <p>Pass under the MARSHALL ARCH.</p> <p>Continue North on MARSHALL RD. out of Marshall.</p> <p>Crossover SR 47 onto NARROWS RD.</p> <p>Go to NARROWS BRIDGE and turn around.</p> <p>Return to MARSHALL ARCH and turn LEFT onto SR 236.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto 400 East</p> <p>Travel through Amish Communities and Make a RIGHT onto NYESVILLE ROAD.</p> <p>Arrive at US 36</p> <p>Crossover US 36 onto BILLIE CREEK RD. and turn RIGHT onto OLD US 36 to travel through Billie Creek Bridge.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto HIGH ST.</p> <p>Return to Tourist Information Center on Right.</p> <p>-END-</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Optional Extended Portion of Route:</strong></p> <p>Go to NARROWS BRIDGE and DO NOT turn around</p> <p>Continue North on Narrow's Road</p> <p>Turn Right on 1200 North.</p> <p>Turn Right on Henley Road which will return back to the NARROWS BRIDGE.</p> <p>-END-</p>
<p><strong><em>28 Miles: </em></strong><em>You will see West Union Bridge &amp; Catlin Bridge and town of Bloomingdale.</em><o:p></o:p></p> <p>Depart Tourist Information Center by turning RIGHT onto HIGH ST.</p> <p>At stop sign turn RIGHT onto MARKET ST.</p> <p>At stop light continue North on MARKET ST. which changes to HOWARD AVE.</p> <p>At stop light continue straight on HOWARD AVE. which changes to STRAWBERRY RD. outside of town limits.</p> <p>Continue on STRAWBERRY ROAD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto 600 WEST.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto LEATHERWOOD ROAD.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto JACKSON STREET</p> <p>Turn RIGHT on WILKISON STREET.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT onto NORTH JEFFERSON STREET which changes into RIVER ROAD.</p> <p>Turn LEFT onto TOW PATH ROAD.</p> <p>Take TOW PATH ROAD to West Union Covered Bridge and turn around.</p> <p>Take a LEFT onto 10 O'CLOCK ROAD.</p> <p>Take a LEFT onto County Road 500 NORTH.</p> <p>Take a RIGHT onto B'DALE ROAD. (May be marked as Broadway Street in Bloomingdale)</p> <p>Go through Town of Bloomingdale.</p> <p>Continue on B'DALE RD. to the stop sign at GOLF COURSE RD.</p> <p>Turn RIGHT to continue on B'DALE ROAD</p> <p>Take B'DALE RD. to STRAWBERRY</p> <p>RD. and turn LEFT at County Jail.</p> <p>Continue back into Rockville on HOWARD AVENUE</p> <p>-END-</p>
We have everything for your day of fun in the sun!!  Open April-October Sunday-Friday: 8 am-6 pm Saturday: 8 am-8 pm WE HAVE CHANGED LOCATION! We are now conveniently located inside the Raccoon State Recreation Area next to the beach.
<p>Rockville Lake Park is a popular destination&nbsp;to&nbsp;take away stress of everyday life and enjoy an outdoor recreation experience!</p> <p>This 400 acre park operated by the Parke County Park &amp; Recreation Board. The park features Rockville Lake, which is a 103 acre watershed that was&nbsp;built in 1972. The lake is one of the hottest fishing lakes in Indiana and offers the chance to catch bluegill, red-ear, crappie, bass, and catfish. A boat ramp, a&nbsp;100 foot&nbsp;wheelchair accessible fishing pier, boat rentals, and several hundred&nbsp;feet of open shoreline&nbsp;is available for people of all ages and capabilities to cast into this astounding fishery!</p> <p>Rockville Lake Park offers primitive, modern, and full hook-up campsites with plenty of room to enjoy the favorite camp games. These sites are designed to accommodate any type of trailer and RV&nbsp;to ensure&nbsp;quality enjoyment for every visitor. Our primitive site&nbsp;selection gives you the option for moderately wooded sites or sites along the wood line in the&nbsp;grass. All of the campsites&nbsp;allow for plenty of room for the entire family! With a total of 157 campsites, there is plenty of room for&nbsp;you and the family to come&nbsp;out and enjoy the great&nbsp;outdoors.&nbsp;There are several horseshoe pits, two volleyball courts, a basketball court, nature trails,&nbsp;and three modern playgrounds located throughout the park. The park is an excellent place to see some of natures creatures!</p>
<p>This go kart track is over 850 feet long, constructed to give the speed and proved as much excitement as possible.&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;</p>
Turkey Run State Park offers interpretive naturalist services all year long. Scheduled programs include hikes, planetarium programs, history talks, a junior naturalist program, and evening programs. Special groups wishing programs just for their group should call in advance for this free service. Inquire at the Nature Center, Inn or Park Office. The Nature Center is open year round and can be reached by phone at (765) 597-2654. General hours of operation vary, and the hours are listed below. Keep in mind that there may be some rare, random days that the Nature Center is closed when it would normally be open.