Heritage, Tourism and Community Development

Creation of the Office of Historic Preservation
In 1999, the National Park Service made Park County a Certified Local Government, a designation that gives the county the ability to officially develop its own standards for establishing local historic landmarks.
Old photo of men standing outside a Garo grocery store
The Board of County Commissioners appointed and authorized the Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (PCHPAC) to make recommendations for the preservation of Park County's history. The Office of Historic Preservation was created to carry out this mission.

Mission Statement
The Park County Office of Historic Preservation promotes the public health, safety, and welfare by identifying, protecting, and preserving Park County's historic and cultural resources, increasing public appreciation of the area's diverse past, and encouraging heritage tourism.