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

Trails at Taft Reserve are CLOSED to HORSES. Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve & 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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Check out the many outdoor recreation and education programs offered.

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We have open shelters and the James Bradley Senior Center ready for your next reunion, meeting or event.

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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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Science Friday! Have you ever heard the term ecosystem services?Ecosystem goods and services are the many things important to human and ecosystem health that are provided by nature —clean air and water, erosion and flood control, fertile soils for crop production, pollination, medicines, spiritual and recreational benefits, etc. Often these services are taken for granted, though new research is being done to quantify these services in economic terms. As an example, check out the amazing potential benefits of fungi!

You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This
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Scientists say innovative uses for fungi—such as in toxic waste cleanup—are nearly limitless.

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Join the Licking Park District the first Thursday evening of every other month in 2017 for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics. Mark your calendars for next Thursday, June 1st. The Licking Park District is pleased to host Lori Stevenson from the USFWS on June 1st. She will be discussing Ohio’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. ... See MoreSee Less

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Licking Park District Main Office

Licking Park District Main Office