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.

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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We give you permission to avoid yard work! This article by the National Wildlife Federation gives you 6 good excuses to avoid yard work each fall.
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Looking for excuses to avoid yard work this fall? 🍂🍃 Here are a few reasons it may be a good idea to leave your leaves for wildlife. Photo: Julie Christiansen

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TOMORROW! Be sure to attend this informative presentation to learn how the designation of World Heritage Site will impact Licking County. Speaker Series: World Heritage for the Newark Earthworks ... See MoreSee Less

Speaker Series: World Heritage for the Newark Earthworks

November 29, 2016, 7:00pm - November 29, 2016, 7:00pm

Founders Hall, The Ohio State University Newark Campus

Join the Licking Park District as we present a talk by the Founding Director of Ohio State University’s Newark Earthworks Center, Dr. Richard Shiels. Shiels is an Emeritus Associate Professor of History at Ohio State Newark and founding Director of the NEC. In his presentation, he will provide an update and an overview, and will address a number of questions about the designation of Ohio’s Earthworks as a World Heritage Site, including: What can we expect from winning inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list? Where do we stand in the nomination process? How will inscription impact our community, our state, and the world at large? We hope to see you there! Photo above: The Octagon Earthworks at Newark, Ohio, is built to align with all eight standstill points in an 18.6 year lunar cycle. The southern minimum moonrise aligned with the south wall of the Octagon on Christmas eve, 2015. Photo by Timothy E. Black.

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Licking Park District Main Office

Licking Park District Main Office