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.
GRANVILLE, OHIO (October 19, 2022) The Licking Park District is pleased to announce the opening of a newly paved path at Infirmary Mound Park, located at 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH. The six-foot wide path is .42 miles in length and surrounds Mirror Lake. Since its completion, the path has been used daily by people of all ages for walking and jogging.
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.
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.
GRANVILLE, OHIO (August 12, 2022) Riding your bike on the T.J. Evans bike trail is a fun way to be active and enjoy the outdoors. But having fun means keeping safety in mind too. Even experienced riders have accidents sometimes, and hopefully, these tips will keep you thinking about your and others’ safety so that everyone can have a good time on the bike trail.
GRANVILLE, OHIO (July 13, 2022) The Newell Recreation Preserve paved multi-use trail was formally dedicated on June 25, 2022 with representatives from Licking, Knox and Delaware Counties in addition to local mayors, township officials, the Newell family and many others. Attendees also included a national representative of the Great American Rail-Trail Project, commonly known as the Rails to Trails Conservancy.
GRANVILLE, OHIO GRANVILLE, OHIO (May 26, 2022) Join us on June 4, 2022, to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. Together we’ll leave the trail and the outdoor community better than we found them.
GRANVILLE, OHIO (May 10, 2022) The Licking Park District has received an ODOT TAP (Transportation Alternative Program) grant for construction of a multi-use trail extension of the Buckeye Scenic Trail (BST). The BST currently runs 5.5 miles from Hopewell Dr in Heath south to US 40.
GRANVILLE, OHIO (April 19, 2022) Taft Reserve is the Licking Park District’s largest park with 425 acres. It has two entrances at the north and south boundaries of the reserve.
Taft North: 10250 Flint Ridge Rd, Heath, OH 43056
Taft South: 10383 Fairview Rd SE, Heath, OH 43056
Horse trailer parking is available at both entrances. There are 8+ miles of trails for visitors to hike, bike, and horseback ride within this spacious and beautiful natural area.