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

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Trail Status

Trail Status as of: 7/18/2014

**Important Notice**
Trails at Infirmary Mound Park will be closed Friday, July 18 from 12pm until Saturday, July 19 at 5pm for a special event, Pace at the Park. Infirmary Mound Park trails will re-open to the public at 5pm on Saturday, July 19. The event will be held on the trails at Infirmary Mound Park on Saturday, July 19.

Trails at Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve remain open to all users during this time.

~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

Pace at the Park
When: Saturday, July 19, 8:30am
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
A hunter pace is a competitive equestrian trail ride designed to closely match the excitement of a fox hunt. Registration begins at 8:30am and closes at 11:30am. Helmets required for all mounted riders-On and off the course. Event is open to all riders: Western, English, Side-Saddle, Gaited or other riding style. Saddles are required. For more information, call the Licking Park District at 740.587.2535 or e-mail at lickingparkdistrict@Lcounty.com
Butterfly Bonanza
When: Saturday, July 19, 10am-4pm, Sunday, July 20, 12-4pm. Drop-In
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056
The butterfly season is in full swing and this weekend, we’re going bananas over butterflies! Come learn about these winged insects through interpretive programs, guided hikes and fun family crafts. Guided hikes will depart the Nature Center at 10:30am and 2:30pm Saturday and 12:30 and 2:30pm Sunday.
Learn to Kayak
When: Sunday, July 20, 1-3pm
Where: Shelter 6, Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
Interested in kayaking? In this course we will cover the basics- entry & exit, common strokes, and safety. Meet at Mirror Lake. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and a guardian must be present for youth under 16. Spots are limited so register immediately by calling 740.587.2535.
Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Demo
When: Sunday, July 20, 3-5pm
Where: Shelter 6, Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
Clintonville Outfitters will be bringing a slew of kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUP) out to Mirror Lake. Stop by between 3 and 5 to test them out, ask questions and get on the water at Infirmary Mound Park! Must be at least 12 years of age and have a guardian present if under 16 years of age.
ACTHA Competitive Trail Ride
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023

On July 26 and 27, 2014 the Licking Park District begins an exciting new partnership with ACTHA - American Competitive Trail Horse Association- to host two ACTHA competitive trail horse events at Infirmary Mound Park!

Saturday July 26 - AOC - ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge
Sunday July 27 - CTC - Competitive Trail Challenge

ACTHA Competitors navigate obstacles and both the horses and their riders are judged on performance.

There will be awards and prizes each day, primitive camping Fri and Sat nights, fun by the campfire Sat night with local folk musicians, and old and new friends to meet and enjoy all weekend.

For more information on ACTHA or to register for our event,
visit: www.actha.us
Register for AOC #1435 and CTC #6966