Welcome 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!
The 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.
The Heart of Ohio Trail will soon be paved from Columbus Road to the C. A. & C. Depot, South Main Street in Mount Vernon. Thanks to the generosity and benevolence of the Ariel-Foundation, this project has become a reality. The Knox County Commissioners also received a Community Development Block Grant for a portion of this project. View a HOOT map.
The log jam that was located on the Kokosing River between the Stull Road bridge and Pipesville Road bridge has been removed!