GRANVILLE, OHIO (August 31, 2020) The Licking Park District has experienced increased park usage this season! People are looking for outdoor activities close to home and we have many parks and trails to enjoy.
Our parks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with caution. We still encourage caution when visiting us. Playgrounds and restrooms are open. We ask that you bring wipes and masks and practice safe park usage. People have continued to ride horses, hike, mountain bike, walk their dogs and run in our parks.
Programming has continued, often using virtual methods to reach the public. These virtual programs include; Paint the Parks, Book Club and All About Plants. In-person programming (limited size groups) include Yoga, Tai Chi & Art in the Park. Visit our website for details.
You will notice lots of activity when visiting Infirmary Mound Park. Paving is complete, additional parking has been added, and 32 acres are being prepped for prairie grass/pollinator wildflower planting. Our four-acre Paws 2 Play dog park continues to be busy. Two new gazebos and additional trees allow people and their furry friends to enjoy a little shade from the summer sun.
Check out all our parks. We are open dawn to dusk.
* Infirmary Mound Park – 316 Acres with seven miles of hiking/horseback trails, Dog Park, Mirror Lake – Catch & Release
* Fishing (added bluegill and catfish this year) plus kayaking/canoe/SUP.
* Lobdell Reserve – 210 Acres with eight miles of hiking/horseback trails, Championship Caliber Disc Golf Course
* Taft Reserve, 425 Acres with eight-plus miles of hiking/horseback trails
* Riverview Preserve and Staddens Landing parks- put in your kayaks and canoes as the weather and water permits
* Paved Bike Trail System – 46 Miles of paved bike trails for your use throughout Licking County
* Morris Woods State Nature Preserve – 107 acre preserve with abundance of wildlife and flora
We continue to ask our park visitors to follow the State Health Department and Governor’s directives regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. We can only remain open and in operation based upon your assistance and cooperation.
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. Visit the website www.lickingparkdistrict.com to see all the programs and opportunities your Licking Park District offers or contact us at 740-586-2535.