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

Interactive Map

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Trail Status

Trail Status as of: 12/19/2014

Trails at Taft Reserve will be closed to the public on Saturday, Dec 20, until 3pm for a private, special event.

Trails at Taft will re-open Saturday, Dec 20 at 3pm.

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park and Lobdell Reserve remain open to all users.

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

Upcoming Events

Full Moon Hike
When: 6:30PM, Monday, January 5th
Where: Shelter 4, Infirmary Mound Park

Come join us for a gentle hike at Infirmary Mound Park! Hike will be led by a staff member and last about an hour depending on trail conditions. Please dress appropriately for weather and terrain.


Curious Kids-
Curious Kids is a wonderful program held every Tuesday at The Works. Each Tuesday brings a new art or science related theme for kids to explore. Participation in Curious Kids is included with museum admission.
During the school year (September - May), Curious Kids themes focus on pre-school age children (2-6 years). In the summer (June - August), children up to 12 years of age can enjoy awesome hands-on workshops hosted in partnership with businesses and organizations from all around central Ohio.
1/6, 10:30AM- Licking Park District: Tracks!
Explore animal tracks and make and compare tracks of your own.
2/3, 10:30AM- Licking Park District - Lunch for a Bear.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ‘lunch’ as we learn about Black Bears.


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