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: 9/19/2014

** Trails at Infirmary Mound Park will be CLOSED to HORSES on Saturday Sept 20, all day. The trails at Infirmary Mound will reopen to horses on Sunday September 21.

** Trails at Taft Reserve will be closed to the public on Saturday Sept 20 until 3pm for a special event. Trails at Taft will reopen to all users at 3pm.

Lobdell Reserve remain open to all users.

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.

Upcoming Events

Paws at the Park festival!
When: Saturday, Sept 20, 11am - 4pm
Where: Infirmary Mound Park
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Join us for our 2nd Annual Paws at the Park. We are celebrating the opening of our Paws2Play Community Dog Park with loads of activities for your family and dog!

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Horseback Riding at Taft South
Begins: Saturday, Sept 27
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 begin Sept 27 and 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.
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Full Moon Hike
When: Tuesday, Oct 7, 7pm
Where: Taft Reserve-South
Where: 10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, OH 43056

Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Hunter's 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.
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Harvest Moon Rendezvous and Festival
When: Saturday, Oct 11, 11am - 4pm
Where: Infirmary Mound Park
4309 Lancaster Rd (SR 37), Granville, Oh 43023

Join us for a fall festival celebrating food, farms and fun in Licking County! Paint a pumpkin, make a wreath, take a wagon ride, and visit the Harveste Moon Rendezvous, a pre-1840's encampment, the Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club and the Land of Legend Woodcarvers. See you this fall!

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Full Moon Gathering
When: Saturday, Dec 6, 8-11pm
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 August.
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 marshmallows. Com on out and make a smore, meet some new friends.

The guided horseback ride will depart the Arena at 8:15pm.

The guided hike will depart at 8:30pm