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 Licking Park District was proud to present Joe Wilson of Johnstown the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner, held this past Saturday, January 23, 2016, in Newark. For the past three years, Joe has been committed to keeping... read more
Starting with the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend, the Licking Park District will have many citizen science opportunities throughout 2016 and beyond. Come help us count birds, band birds, survey butterflies, tag Monarchs, plant native plants, monitor stream quality, collect milkweed seeds, and much more!
No matter how unhip you feel wearing waders or hauling a butterfly net, citizen science is cool. That’s obvious from the boom in online projects that let you count penguins, hunt planets, or identify animals in the Serengeti, as well as the scientific papers using these data. Now researchers in Swed…
Have little ones at home, and seeking some fun and educational opportunities? Join the Licking Park District as we travel to The Works in Newark the second Tuesday of every month to lead Curious Kids. Each month has a new theme! We create, get a little messy, and have a lot of fun! This month we'll explore why wild animals must sometimes blend with their surroundings to avoid being eaten. Children will play a game, make a collage, and hear a story to learn about how animals use camouflage.