GRANVILLE, OHIO (August 19, 2022) Well-maintained bike trails are a tremendous asset to all Licking County residents and visitors. Beginning in the 1980s, maintaining these trails in unincorporated areas of Licking County was the responsibility of the Board of Licking County Commissioners. After the creation of the Licking Park District, the District assumed more of the maintenance responsibilities, especially after voters approved a park levy in 2012.
In an effort to maintain the trails at the highest level possible, the TJ Evans Foundation, the Board of Licking County Commissioners, and the Licking Park District have entered into new agreements to clarify maintenance responsibilities and provide a dedicated fund to cover major repairs to the trail system. The LPD already takes care of the primary maintenance responsibilities.
These agreements assure our bike trail system is properly maintained for many years to come.
Preservation of the bike trail system has always been a priority for the TJE Foundation, the Commissioners, and the Park District. We all strive to be good stewards of our community assets and this partnership solidifies all parties’ commitment to a well-maintained bike trail system.
Visit the website www.lickingparkdistrict.com to see all the programs and opportunities your Licking Park District offers.
Questions? Contact us at 740.587.2535 or by email at: Info@LickingParkDistrict.com
Licking Park District’s Vision Statement
It is the Vision of the Licking Park District to provide parks, paths, and trails of the highest quality to the residents of Licking County. Our goal is to maintain and improve existing facilities while pursuing opportunities for expansion. We provide passive recreational opportunities for the health, wellness, and education of our residents using resources that include public and private collaborations.
Licking Park District’s Mission
The mission of the Licking Park District (LPD) 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.
The Licking Park District manages over 1,600 acres of parkland on 12 sites and manages over 46 miles of paved multi-use trails across Licking County. The Licking Park District office, located at Infirmary Mound Park, is easily accessed from Rt. 37.