Welcome to the Licking Park District

Licking County's parks, bike paths & trails provide excellent enjoyment of outdoor activities and our nature areas. Individuals and families use them to participate in healthy recreation and educational programs, and to support local environment protection and conservation.

The 13 facilities and related programs, managed by Licking Park District, also enhance the cultural and economic quality of communities across Licking County.

  • More than 1600 acres
  • 25 miles of recreational trails
  • 24 miles of bike paths

Interactive Map

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Trail Status

Trail Status as of: 8/14/2014

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve are open to all users .... hikers, bikes and horses.

~Remember to ~Call Before You Haul~
to the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823

or check our Facebook page or website at LickingParkDistrict.com before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.

If you wish to receive email notifications of trail status changes, send us an email at lickingparkdistrict@Lcounty.com and we will add you to our trail status notification list.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date!
Natural Resources Area at The Hartford Fair!
When: Aug 3-9, 9am - 5pm
Where: The Hartford Fairgrounds
14028 Fairgrounds Rd, Croton, Ohio
The Licking Park District is joining the Natural Resources Area at the Hartford Fair! Join us throughout the week for wildlife programs, kayak and canoe demonstrations, tomato tasting contest and more!
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Whats the Buzz?
Learning about Honeybees!
When: Saturday, Aug 9, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Aug 10, 12-4pm
Drop-in either day
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South,
10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, OH 43056
Join Dan Longstreth of the East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association at 10am for an interactive, educational lecture on honeybees! Dans program will be filled with information on honeybees, beekeeping and what you can do to help this important pollinator. The program will conclude with an optional hike to general location of the hives on Taft Reserve South. Learning about honeybees does not stop there! Drop in at the Kraner Nature Center all weekend for interpretive hikes and honeybee crafts.
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Full Moon Gathering
When: Saturday, Aug 9, 8-11pm
Where: Arena area at Infirmary Mound Park (follow the signs in park)
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023
Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Sturgeon Moon this August. We will be listening and looking for amphibians, caterpillars and other night crooners. A special blacklight viewing area will be set up to observe the fascinating world of moths.
There will be a guided hike and a guided horseback ride. You must bring your own horse; minimum rider age is 9 years. Helmet required for riders under 18 and recommended for all.

Afterwards we will have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. Com on out and make a s'more, meet some new friends, and learn about those fuzzy winged beings that frequent your porch light.

The guided horseback ride will depart the Nature Center at 8:00pm.

The guided hike will depart at 8:30pm.