Licking Park District in Licking County - Your Adventure Starts Here!

Trails at Lobdell Reserve,Taft Reserve, Infirmary Mound Park & Ohio Canal Greenway are open to horses and all other users.

The Mission of the Licking Park District is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities and health and wellness activities.

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Our local students are amazing! The Licking Park District has had the opportunity to partner with students from COTC's Architectural and Civic Engineering Class, and this past week they presented their capstone project of a bridge design that will be built at Infirmary Mound Park later this summer to make passage for hikers and horses easier going to the arena area.

These same students also submitted a Pay It Forward grant application, and the Licking Park District was one of the recipients! We received a $1,000 grant, which we will use for a bike repair station to be installed this summer.

These students are our future leaders, and we thank them for their commitment to serve and the impact that they are making in the parks. Well done!
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Tomorrow! Join our board member and plant expert, Dick Moseley, at Morris Woods State Nature Preserve at 10 am for a spring wildflower hike! We also will have Outdoor Adventures on Sunday and a number of programs next week for Turn Your Screen Off Week, including a Family Night Hike, Kids Art in the Park, and a Bird Hike and Banding Demo. Check our website calendar for more information!

Senior Meet and Hike: 60+
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Senior Meet and Hike: 60+

April 26, 2017, 10:00am - April 26, 2017, 10:00am

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve

Calling all Licking County Seniors! Explore your local Parks with one of our Senior Hikes. This month we will explore Morris Woods State Preserve and its early spring wildflowers. Call the GRANVILLE SENIOR CENTER at 740-587-1333 for more information

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Licking Park District Trail Status:

Trails at Lobdell Reserve, Taft Reserve North & South, Infirmary Mound Park and Ohio Canal Greenway are OPEN to HORSES and ALL OTHER USERS.

Taft-South trails are now open to horses.

**Trailer parking is only at the north side for now, at the Flint Ridge Road lot. The South parking field is still a little too wet for use.

We hope you enjoy using the new 'horse gate" between Taft North & South. Please use caution and patience in getting your horse accustomed to it. If there is concern, you might consider leading your horse through a few times before attempting mounted.

**Please note that you will find areas at Lobdell and Taft that are closed for natural resource management. We appreciate your cooperation in observing these closures.

**Parking for horse trailers at Ohio Canal Greenway is allowed ONLY at the Hebron Fish Hatchery, first lot on the left as you enter the Hatchery grounds, in the area closest to Canal Rd. Please clean up hay and manure before leaving the lot and take it with you. Please do not scatter on site. Do not park horse trailers at Canal Park in Hebron.

Thank you for your patience and compliance with these closures and requests, as we work to manage the trails for longevity, safety and the enjoyment of all users.

~Remember to “Call Before You Haul”~ the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823 or check our Facebook page or website before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.
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Licking Park District Main Office

Licking Park District Main Office