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: 7/28/2015

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

Remember to ~Call Before You Haul~ to the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or check the website (lickingparkdistrict.com) or Facebook, before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.

Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Hike- Boyd Wilkin Farm
When: Saturday, Aug 22, 2015, 9:30AM
Where: Boyd Wilkin Farm - 11770 Wilkins Run Rd, Newark, OH 43056

Join us every month in 2015 on the 4th Saturday morning for a hike along the paths and trails of the park district highlighting the flora and fauna of Licking County.

This month we will be heading off trail with Licking Park District Director Bob Williams leading the way! This hike will be off trail, cover 2-3 miles and be moderately strenuous. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes and bring your own water.

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Full Moon Gathering
When: Saturday, August 29, 8pm
Where: Infirmary Mound Park - Arena
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, OH 43023

The Full Moon Gathering is back! Join us on Saturday August 29 at 8PM, at Infirmary Mound Park as we gather by the light of the Full Sturgeon Moon for a guided hike and a guided horseback ride. The horseback ride will begin at 8pm. The hike will begin at 8:30pm. You must bring your own horse; minimum rider age is 9 years. Helmet required for riders under 18, but recommended for all. Afterwards, we will have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. Come on out, make a smore and meet some new friends! Please meet at the Arena area, Infirmary Mound Park.

The Licking County Ohio Horsemans Council will be hosting additional activities for the public. There will be a horseback Scavenger Hunt from 2-4 pm starting at the arena and a horseback Just for Fun Obstacle Challenge set up in the sand arena beginning at 4pm. There will also be corn hole games available beginning at 4pm. Join the folks of the Horsemans Council for a pot luck supper at 6pm. The public is welcome to bring a dish to share and join in!

The full moon for August is called Sturgeon Moon because of the large number of fish that can be easily found in the lakes in North America. Other names for this full moon include Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. We hope to see you at Infirmary Mound Park under the Full Sturgeon Moon! All activities are free.
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Licking County River Round Up
When: Saturday, Sept 12, All Day
Where: Various locations across Licking County

The Licking Park District and the River Round Up Committee welcome all willing volunteers and sponsors to help with this river trash cleanup.

The goal of the committee is to clean litter from as many waterways throughout Licking County as possible. There are clean-up locations across Licking County both on land and water. For more information and to register, visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/licking-county-river-round-up-registration-17787699488