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: 10/29/2014

Trails at Taft Reserve are closed today to all users, Weds, Oct 29, until 3pm for a private, special event. Trails at Taft will re-open today at 3pm.

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

Upcoming Trail Closures
Infirmary Mound Park trails will be closing to all users at 10am on Friday, Oct 31 and will remain closed until Monday, Nov 3, 8:30am.
This closure is due to two special events occurring on the trails at Infirmary Mound this weekend.
Saturday, Nov 1, Denison University Collegiate Championship Cross-Country and
Sunday, Nov 2, United Way Zombie Rundown 5k (open to the public)

Infirmary Mound trails will re-open on Monday, Nov 3, 8:30am.

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

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.

Horseback Riding at Taft South
When: Saturday, Nov 29
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.