Licking County Parks Offer Outdoor Activities

Licking County offers many beautiful parks for children to enjoy outdoor recreation and exercise by playing, exploring, having fun, and learning about local nature and wildlife. Playing outside also promotes physical and mental health and is a great stress-relieving activity for children. Below are a few Licking County parks that are great for kids to visit with an adult.

Newark Rotary Park

The Newark Rotary Park and Pavilion, located on Sharon Valley Road in Newark, offers a large playground for children to explore and enjoy. It is also located near a paved path for children and their families to walk or cycle.

Infirmary Mound Park

Infirmary Mound Park, south of Granville, has a pond, trails, picnic areas, several playgrounds, a prehistoric mound, and a wetland area for the public to enjoy. The park offers a great opportunity to explore and see local wildlife.

Trek Imhoff, 6, crosses a log at the new natural playground at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Ohio on Wednesday, November 17.  The playground is the first part of a five-phase project.

Pataskala City Park

Children have many places in the park to play and exercise outdoors. The park includes a swimming pool, soccer field, baseball field, basketball court, sand volleyball court, playground and walking/cycling path. This park is an ideal space for children to practice or learn sports.

Geller Park

Geller Park in Heath contains wooded areas and plenty of open lawns for outdoor activities. Other notable amenities include a two-mile walking trail, two huts, two softball courts, two sand volleyball courts, and a playground.

Hannahs Park

In Johnstown, Hannahs Park has two playgrounds – one for small children and one for older youngsters – and has a nearby shelter for parents to watch their children play. The park also offers grills for family picnics.

Licking County offers many other great parks for kids to play outside with friends or family during the summer. For more details regarding Licking County parks, please see the Internet resources below:

  • lickingparkdistrict.com
  • explorelc.org/directory/tag/Park
  • lickingcohealth.org/trail2health/local/