Welcome to the Licking Park District

Licking County's parks, bike paths & trails provide excellent enjoyment of outdoor activities and our nature areas. Individuals and families use them to participate in healthy recreation and educational programs, and to support local environment protection and conservation.

The 13 facilities and related programs, managed by Licking Park District, also enhance the cultural and economic quality of communities across Licking County.

  • More than 1600 acres
  • 25 miles of recreational trails
  • 24 miles of bike paths

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Trail Status

Trail Status as of: 7/1/2015

**Trails at Infirmary Mound Park are OPEN to HORSES and all other users.

Due to ongoing rains and wet trail conditions, Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve are CLOSED to HORSES.

Conditions will be closely monitored and those trails reopened as soon as there is sufficient improvement in condition for safety and maintaining the integrity of the trails.

~Remember to ~Call Before You Haul~ to the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823 or check our Facebook page or website at LickingParkDistrict.com before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.

Upcoming Events

What’s the Buzz? Honeybees!
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 10am-4pm
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056
The East Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association will be talking about honeybees and the hives at Infirmary Mound Park and Taft Reserve at 10am. The program will be filled with information on honeybees, beekeeping and what you can do to help this important pollinator! The program will conclude with an optional hike to general location of the hives on Taft Reserve South. Learning about honeybees doesn’t stop there! Drop in at the Kraner Nature Center all weekend for interpretive hikes and honeybee crafts.

Service Heros– Touch A Truck
When: Saturday, June 27, 5-8PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, Horse Trailer Parking Lot
Fire engines, police cars, and mail trucks, oh my! Touch A Truck Service Heroes is coming to Infirmary Mound Park this Saturday! Visit with local heroes and their super vehicles at Infirmary Mound Park. In partnership with Granville Recreation District and Granville Library. For All Ages.

Full Moon Hike
When: Wednesday, July 1, 9PM
Where: Mounts Road Parking Lot, Lobdell Reserve
Join us as we hike by the light of the full moon around the meadows at Lobdell. Feel free to bring a flashlight but be prepared to keep it off as the moon will guide our way. Hike will last about an hour and are led by LPD staff.

Art in the Park
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, 10AM-4PM
Where: Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056
Nature has always inspired artists and it will surely get your creative juices flowing this weekend!

Frogs and Toads Abound at Infirmary Mound Park
When: Friday, July 10, 8PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
Who is that you hear calling? Ohio is home to 14 species of frogs and toads, all of whom sing a unique song. Check out Infirmary Mound Parks resident vocalists with a guided hike through the sounds of early summer. We will listen and look for crooners like the Gray Tree Frog, American Bullfrog and Northern Green Frog.