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: 7/11/2014

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Singing Insects!
When: Saturday, July 12, 10am-4pm, Sunday, July 13, 12-4pm. Drop- In
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056
The summer is in full swing and that includes the evening chorus of insects! Come learn all about what makes a bug a bug and how they actually ‘sing’ those songs we hear each night. Enjoy a guided hike and a fun family craft! Feel free to bring your picnic lunch and hang out a while! Interpretive hikes will depart at 10:30am and 2:30 pm Saturday and 12:30 and 2:30pm Sunday
Full Moon Gathering
When: Saturday, July 12, 8-11pm
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056
Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Buck Moon this July. We will be listening and looking amphibians, caterpillars and other night crooners! A special blacklight viewing area will be set up to observe the fascinating world of moths.
A guided hike and a guided horseback ride will be available to those wishing to join us. You must bring your own horse; minimum rider age is 9 years. Helmet required for riders under 18. Afterwards, we will have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. Come on out and make a s'more, meet some new friends, and learn about those fuzzy winged beings that frequent your porch light.
Stream Team Training
When: Thurs July 16, 6-8pm
Where: Lobdell Reserve-Disc Golf parking lot, Battee Rd
Join the Stream Team and increase your awareness and understanding of water quality issues. Learn how to perform various physical, biological, and chemical water quality and habitat tests. After completing this training, you will receive a water quality testing kit and manual so you can adopt a local stream and submit your water quality test findings to Licking Soil and Water Conservation District!
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

ACTHA Competitive Trail Ride
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
On July 26 & 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 sanctions trail ride and arena competitions all across the country. Competitors navigate obstacles and both the horses and their riders are judged on performance. All horses automatically become part of the trail horse registry and their performances follow them for life. Up to 50% of ACTHA’s proceeds go to charity.

There will be awards and prizes each day, primitive camping Friday and Saturday nights, laid back fun by the campfire Saturday 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