to our website. If you're looking to explore the great outdoors,
you've come to the right spot. Knox County Park District's parks,
water trails and area bike trails provide the public with an abundance
of nature activities such as hiking, fishing,
canoeing, biking, and picnicking, as well as meaningful educational
experiences. Thanks to Knox County voters passing a modest parks
and trails levy in 2008, new programs and parks and progress has
been made on developing 16-mile Heart of Ohio Trail. In November
of 2012, Knox County voters reaffirmed their commitment to a robust
parks and recreation system, when they renewed the park levy.
The Board of the Knox County Park District thanks voters
for their continued support!
purpose of Knox County Park District is to acquire, conserve and
manage Knox County natural resources in a manner that preserves
the rural character of the county, while protecting the county's
unique historical and natural resources. We
hope you enjoy our site and leave with an appreciation for what
many of our residents and visitors already realize—Knox
County Park District is a great place to live and visit.
Water Trail logjam: Avoid river right 1.9 miles downstream of
the Stull Road bridge (upstream of the Pipesville Road Access).
Stay to the left on the river as you approach the jam.
District recently performed a controlled burn of prairie units
at Honey Run Highlands Park. Click here
to view some wonderful photographs taken by photographer and KCPD
volunteer, Jim Bostic!
- Heart of Ohio Trail
The Heart of Ohio
Trail is now open from Thayer Road to Columbus Road, Mount Vernon.
The trail is not paved from Thayer Road west to the bridge west
of Graham Road. The Heart of Ohio Trail (HOOT) is paved from the
bridge west of Graham Road to North Clayton Street in Centerburg!
View a HOOT
Want to know more ways of helping
the Park District?
Volunteer your time or take a look
at our "wish