Welcome to the Licking Park District

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.

The 13 facilities and related programs, managed by Licking Park District, also enhance the cultural and economic quality of communities across Licking County.

  • More than 1600 acres
  • 25 miles of recreational trails
  • 24 miles of bike paths

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Trail Status

Trail Status as of: 1/30/2015

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Taft Reserve and Lobdell Reserve are currently open to all users.

Remember ~ Call Before You Haul ~ to the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or check Facebook (Licking Park District), or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.


Dog Park to See Grass Management Activity

The Licking Park District would like to inform our dog park users that there will be grass management activity occurring at the Paws 2 Play Dog Park. We will be applying lime to improve soil conditions. The dog park will be closed starting Friday, Jan 30 at 3pm and the closure will extend until Monday Feb 2, 12pm.

Updates on this activity will appear on the Licking Park District website (lickingparkdistrict.com)and on Facebook.

Licking Park District Paws 2 Play dog park provides excellent opportunities for outdoor activity with your pet and a social experience with other pets and their owners.

For more information, contact the office at 740.587.2535

Upcoming Events

Curious Kids- The Works
Curious Kids is a wonderful program held every Tuesday at The Works. Each Tuesday brings a new art or science related theme for kids to explore. Participation in Curious Kids is included with museum admission.
During the school year (September - May), Curious Kids themes focus on pre-school age children (2-6 years). In the summer (June - August), children up to 12 years of age can enjoy awesome hands-on workshops hosted in partnership with businesses and organizations from all around central Ohio.

2/3, 10:30AM- Licking Park District-Lunch for a Bear.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ‘lunch’ as we learn about Black Bears.

Salamanders of Licking County
When: Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: The Dawes Arboretum

Frogs, toads and salamanders, oh my! Licking County abounds with rich ecological diversity, including many species of amphibians. In 2015, join several local organizations for one or more programs to investigate the lives of these curious critters. We kick off the series with the Salamanders of Licking County at The Dawes Arboretum on Friday, February 13. Programs are free and registration is not required, unless noted. For program dates & partnering organizations, please visit our website at www.lickingparkdistrict.com for more information.

Saturday Morning Hike
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10AM
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South

Join us every month in 2015 on the 4th Saturday morning for a hike along the paths and trails of the park district highlighting the flora and fauna of Licking County. This month we will be trekking at the Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South looking for signs of winter wildlife. Please dress appropriately for weather and terrain.

Remember ~~Call Before You Haul~~ to the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or check Facebook (Licking Park District) or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.