Accepting Registrations For Conservation Kids On April 1st Meetings on the last Sunday of the month starting on February 26, 2023.

Parks Looking For An Adventure? We Operate Several Parks In Zanesville & Muskingum County!

Trails Want To Take A Walk? There Are Several Trails To Choose From!

Gardens Want To Explore Nature? Zanesville & Muskingum County Is Home To Many Beautiful Gardens.

Activities There Is Plenty To Do At The Parks, Trails & Gardens In Zanesville & Muskingum County

Connect With MVPD Helpfull Links To Explore Our Area!

Learn More About The Muskingum Valley Park District

Our Park, Trail & Garden Locations

Muskingum County is rich in opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts who come from far and wide to enjoy hiking, biking, the outdoors and exploring nature. The trails and parks maintained by the Muskingum Valley Park District offer many miles and acres to “Wander into the Great Outdoors”. So load up your pets, gather a group, get with your family and friends, or take a stroll by yourself and wander the wonderful outdoors that Muskingum Valley Park District has to offer.

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Upcoming Events

Conservation Kids Summer Program

Conservation Kids is a day camp-like experience for students entering first grade through 12th (must have completed Kindergarten). We offer 9 weeks of themed programming while visiting multiple MVPD locations over the summer, and at least one field trip on week 10. The program meets every Wednesday June 7th-August 2nd (field trip on August 9th) with campers during summer recess to offer informal education about conservation, animal and plant diversity, natural resources, gardening, citizen science, sustainability and environmental impacts, art in nature, and community engagement.

The ultimate goal of our Conservation Kids summer program is to connect children with nature through experiential learning. This program launched with a grant by the J.W. & M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation originally in 2021 and keeps growing! All Muskingum County 1st-12th grade students are welcome (7th-12th are “Junior Naturalists” and help manage programming and younger students).

*Participant space is limited* Cost is $20 per child due on or before the first day of camp. Cash or check payments accepted. You will need to pack a lunch and we will provide snacks and water. Registration opens April 1st until May 21, 2023 or when capacity is reached. Contact Michelle at with any questions.

Piece of the Park Plant Sale

  • 1720 Euclid Ave

Our plant sale has over 60 native species and (mostly) deer resistant available for 2023. We will offer Downy Sunflower, Blue Sage, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Prairie Alumroot, Purple Coneflower, Wild Lupine, Showy Goldenrod, and MANY more!

Native species are very important to our native ecosystem and help aid in biodiversity. These plant species will make a great addition to curb appeal landscaping or pollinator friendly areas in your backyard gardens.

We will also be featuring Ohio Wormery and Supplies with Biosoil, Vermicompost, and Compost Extract Teas!!!

View fact sheets, full plant list, and request species for next year on our website under “Our Plant Sale”.

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