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.
This grant will extend the trail from US 40 south to Cristland Hill Rd., another 1.2 miles. The Buckeye Scenic Trail includes spurs that connect to the Heath Water Park, HNLCPA and various area schools, recreational facilities and neighborhoods.
“The ODOT statewide bicycle and pedestrian planning program is focused on advancing bicycle and pedestrian transport throughout Ohio. The goals of the program are to ensure the safety and security of non-motorized users on the transportation system within the statewide transportation planning process … ODOT also lends support to local governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations and private citizens to encourage, educate, plan, and design pedestrian and bicycle facilities. ODOT and MPOs have invested more than $118 million in bicycle-specific transportation projects – ranging from the creation of new bike paths and bike lanes to extending and modernizing existing bikeways. Over the next five years, ODOT will nearly double that total investment, with more than $92.5 million in additional bicycle-specific transportation projects … “
— Ohio Bike & Pedestrian Program Information
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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.