Trail and Park Improvements to Enhance User Enjoyment and Safety - Licking Park District

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve North and South are OPEN to HORSES. To report trees down and other issues, call 740-587-2535, or email us at ... See Parks & Trails page or Facebook for Park District COVID-19 notice.

A couple of the steep banks along the TJ Evans Bike Trail in Granville washed out over the winter making berm repairs a necessary fix. Triple H Enterprises of Newark assisted in repairing the washed out berms securing the trail edge from further erosion. Xtreme Seal, LLC in Hebron applied a seal coating to the portion of the Buckeye Scenic Trail from Irving-Wick Boulevard to Lakewood Schools. Additionally, Law General Contractors of St. Louisville paved a section of the trail in Johnstown from Concord Road to Windy Hollow Road. Due to these maintenance fixes, trail users can continue to enjoy and safely use the TJ Evans Bike Trail.

The Buckeye Scenic Trail in Heath has received new mile markers. The mile markers can serve many purposes. They are helpful when measuring distances of how far one has traveled or they are useful for locating an area along the trail in the event of an emergency. The Panhandle section in Newark will be next to receive new mile markers. Should you see a portion of the bike trail that might need attention, please contact LPD at 740-587-2535.

Infirmary Mound Park has a new look to its park entrance sign. The original sign is now faced with a newly printed, flexible, sandwiched-type metal that will withstand the weather. You can see it as you travel along Route 37. A big improvement for Infirmary Mound is the addition of two new restrooms: one at Mirror Lake’s Shelter House #6, and one near the Dog Park at Shelter #3, which completes the replacement of all five of the restrooms. Norwalk Concrete of Norwalk, OH was the contractor for this project. The restrooms are pre-fab concrete with molded barn siding and a roof that looks like cedar. Sidewalks have also been added for easy entry. All but one of the Shelter Houses had their posts replaced. Again, keeping park users safe is a number one priority for LPD.

Whether you come to have fun, learn, relax, observe, play, or attend an event…LPD welcomes you!