Licking Park District in Licking County - Your Adventure Starts Here!

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park , Lobdell Reserve, Taft Reserve & the Ohio Canal Greenway are open to horses and all other users.

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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5-Year Strategic Plan (2018-2022) Posted

If you would like to learn more about the plans for the Licking Park District over the next 5 years, below is a link to the 5-Year Strategic Plan (2018-2022).  This was developed over the past year with staff, board members, and community leaders to set the direction... read more

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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Will be rescheduled.

This Friday, June 23rd, come out for a Movie in the Park at Riverview Reserve in Newark! We will be showing the movie SING starting at sunset. Before the movie we will be celebrating pollinator week from 7:30 - 9 pm. Organizations involved will include The BUGMAN from Columbus, with live critters, as well as Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District and the US Fish and Wildlife with pollinator themed activities. Liberty Kettle Corn will also be there with yummy snacks. So bring your lawn chair or blankets and join us for a fun evening.

This event may be cancelled in the case of bad weather, so please check for cancellation Friday afternoon if the forecast seems questionable.
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** Upcoming trail closures:

1) Saturday, June 17, Trails at Infirmary Mound Park will be closed to HORSES and re-open to horses on Sunday 8:30am June 18.
The closure is due to the upcoming Women's Outdoor Skills Workshop, which has activities occurring throughout the park and on the trails.

2) Saturday, June 17, The Ohio Canal Greenway trail will be closed to horses and hikers on Saturday June 17. This trail will re-open to all users on Sunday June 18.
This closure is due to the annual Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library 5/10K Run which occurs on the Ohio Canal Greenway trail.

~Remember to “Call Before You Haul”~ the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823 or check our Facebook page or website at before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.

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Licking Park District Main Office

Licking Park District Main Office