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Licking Park District Locations

The Licking Park District maintains eight facilities around Licking County that offer recreational and educational opportunities for the community. The public facilities include:

T.J. Evans and Panhandle Bike Trails

Located in Hanover, from Newark to Johnstown, these trails offer 36 miles of bicycle riding, walking, jogging, and more.

Infirmary Mound Park − Granville

Located off State Route 37, the 316-acre park features fishing ponds, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic shelters, and a shelter house.

Lobdell Reserve − Alexandria

Located off Mount Vernon Road, the reserve features 210 acres of mature woodlands, meadows, cliffs, and a stream. It also includes a disc golfing course and eight miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails.

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve −Johnstown

Located off Dutch Road, this 107-acre beech and maple woodland and small lake attracts many species of birds and other wildlife.

Ohio Canal Greenway − Hebron

Located on the old Penn Central Railroad right-of-way, this 3.8-mile multi-purpose recreational trail offers opportunities for fishing, bird watching, and hiking. The trail features a wooden truss covered bridge that was built in 1992.

Riverview Preserve − Newark

Located at the east end of Ohio Street, the preserve extends along the Licking River through woodland and wetland habitats. It includes fishing access and a public canoe launching site.

Taft Reserve − Newark

Located on Fairview Road, the 425-acre reserve contains meadows and woodlands with 8 miles of horseback riding and hiking trails.

William C. Kraner Nature Center − Newark

Located at the south end of Taft Reserve, the modern 28,000-square foot building features educational displays and programs about nature.