Wildflower Fairy Trail

The magic will return to Infirmary Mound Park May 5th !The fairies and other wee folk will migrate back to the Wildflower Trail!

Wooden sign for Fairy Trail

The Fairy Trail is OPEN May through September!

To access the trail, park at the Shelter 6 parking area. Visit the sign near the playground and grab a map. Follow the signs and map around Mirror Lake to the start of the Fairy Trail. If Shelter 6 is full, you can park at the Shelter 5/horse gravel lot and follow the signs from there as well.

The start of the Wildflower/Fairy Trail is about 1/4 mile from the parking area at Shelter 6. The actual Fairy Trail is a 1/4 mile loop.

The wee folk wanted us to share some Fairy Directives while visiting:

  1. Please be kind! Follow all current health guidelines.

  2. Leave No Trace! Please do not leave any glitter, trash, or plastic. These can hurt the fairy friends.

  3. Please stay on trail! There are plants like poison ivy and stinging nettle in the woods in this area!

  4. Please leave houses as you find them! So the next visitors can experience the magic as well.


Questions? Contact us at
740.587.2535 or by email at: Info@LickingParkDistrict.com

The Fairy Trail is located at Infimary Mound Park.
4351 Lancaster Rd
Granville, OH 43023

For a map to the fairy trail Click Here

Nature Playscape

Explore the 3 acre Nature Playscape at Infirmary Mound Park.



The Nature Playscape consists of a Hill Area suitable for young children with small slides, tunnels, hills, swings, and climbing structures. As you move down the playscape you will find a large Sand Zone, a Willow Tunnel, prairies to explore, a large tube Slide Zone, a Build Zone and a soon to be open Climb Zone. The various playscape zones provide children of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds a safe, accessible area to interact with the natural world. We have observed the young, and the young at heart, immerse themselves in play. Whether exploring the sand zone, following the willow path, or racing down the tube slides, signs of creativity, curiosity, exploration, and hands-on learning are evident.


In our modern technology-driven world, children spend ever increasing amounts of time indoors and on screens. Too much screen time may lead to sleep problems, lower grades in school, and inadequate outdoor or physical activity. Conversely, time spent in nature supports increased physical activity and reduced behavioral and emotional problems. By providing an opportunity for unstructured outdoor nature play in Licking County, with support from the Licking County Foundation’s multi-year Marguerite Halpine Heppenstall Fund and ODNR NatureWorks, we are able to continue our multi-phase Nature Playscape at Infirmary Mound Park.


Lisa B.
We went! My granddaughter had so much fun. We were there for almost two hours (and for a two year old that says something)! She loved it all.


Hallie A.
We went here and LOVED it! I’m 25 and was playing! We will be going here often!


Questions? Contact us at
740.587.2535 or by email at: Info@LickingParkDistrict.com

located at Infimary Mound Park.
4351 Lancaster Rd
Granville, OH 43023

2024 Pace at the Park

2024 Pace at the Park – RESULTS
Infirmary Mound Park

What an incredible day! The weather was perfect even though a little warm and 110 riders and horses were out on the Pace course at Infirmary Mound Park! For a smile, check out the team names on the results. Seeing all the clever team names is always a highlight after a Pace.

Click Here for Pace Results

Awards can be picked up at the Park District office at Infirmary Mound Park:
beginning Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, August 14. Please call the office to be sure someone is there to meet with you. (740.587.2535)

After August 14, awards will be available for pick up at upcoming Rocky Fork Headley Hunt paces beginning in mid-August, through the end of their pace season.

If you want your award mailed to you, just let us know.

Thank you again to all the volunteers from the Licking Park District and the Rocky Fork Headley Hunt, and Park District staff. Your attention to detail and your hard work during jump construction, course preparation, and your efforts on event day made the 2024 Pace at the Park absolutely one of the best ever! The course was beautiful and received many, many compliments. All aspects of the event went smoothly and efficiently. Kudos to you all! We couldn’t do it without you.

Contact the Park District office at 740.587.2535 or email info@LickingParkDistrict.com with questions or to schedule a time for awards pick up.

Questions? Contact us at
740.587.2535 or by email at: Info@LickingParkDistrict.com

Outdoor Adventure Series - Fall Challenge: Saddle Up!

Take part in a Fall 2023 Outdoor Adventure Challenge!

Saddle Up – Equestrian Challenge – August through October, 2023
Ride your horse on the trails at Licking Park District’s Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve or Taft Reserve and accumulate your mileage August through October.

More prizes this year! To receive a prize in the Saddle Up Challenge, you must have ridden your horse 25 or 50 miles at one, or a combination of, Licking Park District equestrian trail locations (Infirmary Mound Park, Taft Reserve, or Lobdell Reserve).
All 25 mile and 50 mile participants will receive a commemorative patch.

Raffle winners will receive:
* 25 miles: Raffle Entry for $50 gift card at local farm store, a Licking Park District notebook, and a Commemorative Patch
* 50 miles: Raffle Entry for $100 gift card at local farm store, a Licking Park District notebook, and a Licking Park District t-shirt, and a commemorative patch

(To estimate your trail mileage using hours, calculate at 4-mph walk/8-mph trot-saddle gait.)


So get out on your horses this fall and explore the Licking Park District – your 1600 acre backyard!


See our Facebook page for more information.
To submit results, Click here

Entry submissions must be received by 11:59pm on November 15, 2023. Raffle drawing will take place on November 16, 2023. Participation prizes will available for pick up at Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville after November 16, 2023. Appointments required for pick up. Prizes being shipped will be sent out by November 30, 2023.

At Home With Nature

Below is a list of links to Nature Activities for kids and families:

Explore the Licking Park District Virtually!