Licking Park District: R.A.D. Self-Defense Class for Women

GRANVILLE, OHIO (February 2, 2024) The Licking Park District has partnered with the Newark Police Dept to teach women realistic self-defense tactics. The acronym R.A.D. is short for Rape Aggression Defense. This is a women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

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Kayak & Canoe Launches

GRANVILLE, OHIO (June 24, 2023) Do you enjoy kayaking or canoeing? If so, you may want to load up your vehicle and check out our kayak and canoe launches at both Riverview Reserve (375 Ohio Street, Newark, OH) and Staddens Landing (11059 Staddens Bridge Road, Newark, OH).

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2022 Annual Report

GRANVILLE, OHIO (May 3, 2023) The 2022 Licking Park District Annual Report is now available on our website, The report details accomplishments in programming, volunteers, and park improvement projects.

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New Lighting at Paws 2 Play Dog Park

GRANVILLE, OHIO (November 22, 2022) New lighting has been installed at the Paws 2 Play Dog Park at Infirmary Mound Park (4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023). These lights will turn on automatically at dusk and remain on until approximately 9 pm. Although the rest of the park closes at dusk, dog park users are allowed to remain at the dog park until the lights go out.

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Kyle Lund Named New Director of the Licking Park District

GRANVILLE, OHIO (September 8, 2022) The Board of Park Commissioners announces the appointment of Kyle Lund as the new Director of the Licking Park District. Kyle has an extensive background in park and recreation operations, having served 19 ½ years with the City of Groveport, Ohio; the first 7 years as the Parks and Recreation Director, and the last 12 ½ years as the Recreation Director.

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