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Taft Reserve trails will be closed to all users on Wednesday, October 26 until 3pm for a special event. Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve, and Ohio Canal Greenway will remain open to all users during the Taft closure.

The Mission of the Licking Park District is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities and health and wellness activities.

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River Round Up 2016 A Success

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, over 320 volunteers participated in the 22nd annual Licking County River Round Up event to clean up trash, metal, tires and recyclables from waterways throughout the county. Nearly 26 miles of waterways were successfully cleaned with... read more

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THIS Saturday! We are allowing registration for the dog costume contest the day of the event. Come out for treats, information, and laughs! We will have adoptable dogs, if you are searching for a forever friend.
11 - 11:30 am - Registration for costume contest
11:30 am - "Parade" (hike around park)
12:30 pm - Costume contest
1 pm - Sheep herding dog demo

(Affordable dog costumes can be found at Pigeon Roost Farm, as well as other pet product venues. Of course, homemade is always good!)
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Licking Park District Trail Status Update:

Trails at Taft Reserve will be closed to the public on Wednesday October 26 until 3pm for a special event. Taft Reserve trails will re-open to all users on Wednesday at 3pm.

Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and Ohio Canal Greenway will remain open to all users during the closure at Taft Reserve.

Remember to ~Call Before You Haul~
Check Facebook (Licking Park District), the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or the website (, before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.
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This Wednesday, join us for a Family Night Hike. We will explore our senses at night, and learn about the night creatures of Ohio! New Moon Family Hke ... See MoreSee Less

New Moon Family Hke

October 26, 2016, 6:30pm - October 26, 2016, 6:30pm

Infirmary Mound Park

Explore Infirmary Mound Park on a guided family night hike. The topics will highlight the world of the night creatures of Licking County, focusing on the senses they use at night. The hike will begin at Shelter 6, and be followed by s’mores at the campfire. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. We hope to see you under the New Moon!

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