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: 10/14/2014

** Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and Taft Reserve are currently OPEN to all users. However, please see important Upcoming Trail Closure information below.

Upcoming Trail Closures

Infirmary Mound Trail Closure
**Trails at Infirmary Mound Park will be CLOSED for a special event from 8:30am until 2pm Saturday October 18.

The event is the Licking County Health Department's 7th Annual Pink Strides 5K Trail Run and Wellness Walk. Registration begins at 8am on race day.
(see Upcoming Events below for more details)

The trails at Infirmary Mound will re-open to the public on Saturday, October 18 at 2pm.

Taft Reserve Trail Closure
** Trails at Taft Reserve will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC on Saturday Oct 18 until 3pm for a special event. Trails at Taft Reserve will re-open at 3pm Saturday Oct 18.

Lobdell Reserve - Partial Closure
Lobdell Reserve will remain open to all users during the Infirmary Mound and Taft Reserve closure times
with this exception:

The Disc Golf Course will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC from Saturday, October 18, 12 noon until Monday morning 8:30am. The closure in this area of Lobdell is due to a cyclocross event that is occurring on the Disc Golf Course on Sunday, October 19.
Remember: ~Call Before You Haul~
Check the trail hotline (740.349.4823), Facebook (Licking Park District), or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date!

7th Annual 5k Pink Strides
Trail Run and Wellness Walk
When: Saturday, Oct 18, Registration 8am; Race begins 9am
Where: Infirmary Mound Park
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Registration begins at 8am on race day. Proceeds from the event will provide breast cancer prevention services (mammogram assistance, breast health education, awareness events, etc.) to qualifying women in Licking County through the SASS (Screening And Survivor Support) for Breast Cancer program. Proceeds from the event will also provide wellness programming for Licking County residents through the Licking County Wellness Coalition. For more information please contact Nicole Brasseur at nbrasseur@lickingcohealth.org or 740.349.6535

Horseback Riding at Taft South
When: Saturday, Oct 25
Where: Taft Reserve-South
10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, OH 43056

Come explore over 4 miles of trails in the southern portion of Taft Reserve with your horse! These special ride dates will occur monthly on the last Saturday of the month until winter, weather permitting.

Trailer parking will be available in the regular north lot on Flint Ridge Rd and also at the south entrance on Fairview Rd in the field east of the Kraner Nature Center. The Fairview Rd access will open at 8:30am. Questions: call 740.587.2535.

Remember to check Facebook (Licking Park District), the trail hotline (740.349.4823) or the website (lickingparkdistrict.com), before heading out for the trails at any of the park locations.

Full Moon Hike
When: Thursday, Nov 6, 7 PM
Where: Kraner Nature Center - Taft Reserve South,
10383 Fairview Road, Heath, OH 43056

Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Beaver Moon this month. We’ll be hiking the meadows at Taft Reserve South. Feel free to bring a flashlight but be prepared to keep it off. Hike will be led by LPD staff and last about an hour. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.

Infirmary Mound Disc Golf Day
When: Sunday, Nov 9, 10AM-5PM
Where: Shelter 5, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023

The Columbus Flyers will be holding two clinics as well as two 5 hole mini tournaments FREE for beginners and casual players. Nominal prizes to all competitors. The five hole course will be set up from 10am – 5pm for casual play. Clinics will be held at 11AM and 1PM with mini tournaments to start at 12PM and 2 PM. Bring the family out and have some fun learning one of the fastest growing sports! Discs will be available for purchase at event- prices range from $9-18. Presented to you by Licking Park District and the Columbus Flyers Disc Golf Club.

Full Moon Gathering
When: Saturday, Dec 6 at 6:30pm
Where: Arena area at Infirmary Mound Park (follow the signs in park) 4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Cold Moon this December. There will be a guided hike and a guided horseback ride. You must bring your own horse; minimum rider age is 9 years. Helmet required for riders under 18 and recommended for all.

Afterwards we will have a bonfire and roast hot dogs. Come on out and warm up by the fire with us.