Phase 1 Playscape Complete

GRANVILLE, OHIO (November 12, 2021) The first phase of the Nature Playscape at Infirmary Mound Park is complete. The first phase features a serpentine hill that varies in height from 2.5ft to 5ft tall. Two tunnels run under the hill and a 4ft and 5ft slide bracket each end. Onsite Osage Orange trees, whose wood is extremely long lasting, were used to create climbing opportunities. Logs invite balancing and jumping and an inverted tree offers a unique climbing experience. The existing swing set has been outfitted with new seats, including an inclusive JennSwing. The JennSwing is a full body swing that offers children up to 125lbs with special needs the chance to experience the exhilaration of swinging and is designed to meet the American Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for playground equipment. This area is aimed at young children to encourage unstructured nature play in a way that inspires creativity, exploration, and hands-on learning.

Future phases will incorporate 7 destination playscape elements that include sand, climb, and build areas, a willow hut, a larger slide area, and more. The elements become more adventurous the further a visitor explores. The overall goal of the Nature Playscape is to provide children of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds a safe, accessible area to interact with the natural world on their terms. The full design is aimed at ages 2-12, however the features include elements that can appeal to younger and older children – and even adults! Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in spring of 2022. To see the entire playscape plan in detail, please visit our website.
Continual maintenance is made possible by the tax levy dollars provided by Licking County residents. We greatly appreciate your support! The Licking Park District continuously monitors and makes improvements to your park system.
Questions? Contact us at 740.587.2535 or by email at:

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 to see all the programs and opportunities your Licking Park District offers or contact us at 740.587.2535 or by email at: