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: 9/29/2014

** Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve are currently OPEN to all users... hikers, bikers and horses.

Upcoming Trail Closure
**Trails at Infirmary Mound Park will be CLOSED to the public for a special event from 2pm on Friday October 3 and until 2pm on Saturday October 4.
The trails at Infirmary Mound will re-open to the public on Saturday, October 4 at 2pm. The event is the Johnstown High School Cross Country Invitational.

Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve will remain open to all users during the Infirmary Mound closure times.

Save the Date!
*Additionally, Taft-South will be open for horseback riding again on Saturday October 25! Come explore over 4 miles of trails in the southern portion of Taft Reserve with your horse! These special ride dates will occur monthly on the last Saturday of the month until winter, weather permitting. Trailer parking will be available in the regular north lot on Flint Ridge Rd and also at the south entrance on Fairview Rd in the field east of the Kraner Nature Center. The Fairview Rd access will open at 8:30am. Questions: call 740.587.2535.

Remember to check Facebook (Licking Park District), the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.

Upcoming Events

Full Moon Hike
When: Tuesday, Oct 7, 7pm
Where: Taft Reserve-South
Kraner Nature Center
Where: 10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, OH 43056

Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Hunters Moon this month. We will be hiking the meadows at Taft Reserve-South. Feel free to bring a flashlight but be prepared to keep it off. Hike will be led by LPD staff and last about an hour. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.
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Harvest Moon Rendezvous Encampment - Public Hours
When: Friday Oct 10 12-4, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-2
Where: Infirmary Mound Park
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Visit a pre-1840s encampment! The encampment will feature period shooters, sutlers, craftsmen, buckskinners and other re-enactors. Stop out and step back in time!
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Harvest Moon Festival
When: Saturday, Oct 11, 11am - 4pm
Where: Infirmary Mound Park
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Join us for a fall festival celebrating food, farms and fun in Licking County! Paint a pumpkin, make a wreath, take a wagon ride, and visit the Harvest Moon Rendezvous, a pre-1840s encampment, the Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club and the Land of Legend Woodcarvers. See you this fall!

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Horseback Riding at Taft South
Begins: Saturday, Oct 25
Where: Taft Reserve-South
10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, OH 43056

Come explore over 4 miles of trails in the southern portion of Taft Reserve with your horse! These special ride dates will occur monthly on the last Saturday of the month until winter, weather permitting. Trailer parking will be available in the regular north lot on Flint Ridge Rd and also at the south entrance on Fairview Rd in the field east of the Kraner Nature Center. The Fairview Rd access will open at 8:30am. Questions: call 740.587.2535.

Remember to check Facebook (Licking Park District), the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.
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Full Moon Gathering
SAVE THE DATE!
Start time to be announced
When: Saturday, Dec 6
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 Cold Moon this December.
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. Come on out and make a smore, meet some new friends.