Licking Park District - Your Adventure Starts Here!

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

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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.

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Saturday, June 4th is National Trails Day. We will have opportunities for you to get out in four different ways: hikes, biking, horseback riding, and paddling! Paddling requires registration and will fill up quickly, so register soon! National Trails Day – Hike, Paddle, Pedal, or Ride! ... See MoreSee Less

National Trails Day – Hike, Paddle, Pedal, or Ride!

June 4, 2016, 10:00am

Licking Park District

June 4th, 2016 is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the countries largest celebration of trails! National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country, and will include hikes, biking, horseback riding, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, and more! You can join the Licking Park District for three different opportunities to hit the trails! The Licking Park District will offer a paddle through Blackhand Gorge, a guided horseback ride at Taft Reserve, and guided hikes at Infirmary Mound Park. If biking is more your speed, the Licking County Health Department is hosting the ‘Change Gears’ event on the bike paths. *****Those interested in the paddle must register through our website calender. Spots will be limited. Please call 740-587-2535 for more information.***** Paddle: SR668-Toboso on the Licking River. We have kayaks and canoes. Spots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Include your canoe/kayak preference in the comment section. One registration slot per person please – don’t sign up multiple people under one participant on SignupGenius. When/Where: 9:30 AM to 10 AM – Meet at the Toboso Rd Launch. We will shuttle to SR668. THE SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE AT 10 AM. Length: We will paddle from SR668 to Toboso Rd on the Licking River. The trip will take 2-3 hours, depending on stops in Blackhand Gorge. Horseback Ride: Bring your own horse! No riders under 9. Helmets required for riders under 18. When: 12 PM (Ride out time) Where: Taft Reserve–North, Flint Ridge Rd Parking Lot - 10250 Flint Ridge Road, Heath, Ohio Hike: When: 10AM and 1PM Where: Infirmary Mound Park, Nature Barn, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023

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THIS Wednesday. The Licking Park District will be offering a series of presentations by Heather Luedecke, a certified dog trainer and behaviorist. These talks will emphasize positive reinforcement and focus on dog behavior, dog play, and dog safety with kids! Even if you think you know dog behavior, these talks can help keep you, your dog, and your family safe! Cancelled: Dog Park Series Dog Language ... See MoreSee Less

Cancelled: Dog Park Series Dog Language

May 25, 2016, 7:00pm

Licking Park District

Dogs use visual communication for most interactions with other dogs. When we wait until they bark or growl, sometimes it is too late. Learn how to read dog communication and learn some strategies to keep your dog safe when they meet other dogs. This talk will focus on the distance increasing and distance decreasing signals dogs give when they see one another both on leash and off leash. To register, please visit our website calendar or call 740-587-2535. $5 fee.

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Don't forget to come out TODAY for Service Heroes Touch-a-Truck. Firetrucks, police cars, even a helicopter! 1 PM - 3 PM at Infirmary Mound Park with the Granville Recreation District.

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Service Heroes Touch-A-Truck

May 22, 2016, 1:00pm - May 22, 2016, 2:00pm

Infirmary Mound Park

Fire engines, police cars, and mail trucks, oh my! Visit with local heroes and their super vehicles at Infirmary Mound Park. In partnership with the Granville Recreation District and Licking Park District.

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