The Muskingum Valley Park District - Piece of the Park Plant Sale

Piece of the Park Plant Sale

  • Mission Oaks Gardens

Join us for our “Piece of the Park” Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th at Mission Oaks Gardens from 10am until 2pm. We will be celebrating National Public Gardens Day with events in the gardens AND welcoming the garden fairies back from Florida! Our plants this year are 20 native and (mostly) deer resistant species such as Wild Bergamot, Virginia Bluebells, Rattlesnake Master, Jacob's Ladder, Tall Sunflower, and Goldenrod. Native species are very important to our native ecosystem. These plant species will make a great addition to curb appeal landscaping and pollinator areas in your backyard gardens.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - 2nd Annual Amphibian Palooza

2nd Annual Amphibian Palooza

  • McGraw Edison Recreation Area

Interested in frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders? Want to learn about the macroinvertebrates (small animals without backbones) found in streams like dragonfly larva and mayflies? Looking for some outdoor family fun? Then join Michelle Illing with the Muskingum Valley Park District and Nicole Hafer-Lipstreu, Education/Outreach Specialist with Wild at Hart Wildlife Rehabilitation on Saturday, April 30th, at 2pm at McGraw Edison Recreation Area. We will be exploring the vernal pools, stream, and pond in search of the many amphibians that call the park home. Event is rain or shine. Please wear waterproof gear. You are welcome to bring a small container and a net to observe the critters we find. Limited supplies are available to use. Free to attend.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Mushroom Hunting Talk & Walk

Mushroom Hunting Talk & Walk

  • Collegial Woods

Mushroom Hunting Talk & Walk will be on Saturday, April 23rd at 1pm at Collegial Woods Trails. This is a free event hosted by the Muskingum County Library System. More details to come.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Winter Nature Photo Hike

Winter Nature Photo Hike

  • Mission Oaks Gardens

Brought to you by the Muskingum Valley Park District, Muskingum Soil & Water Conservation District, and Muskingum County Library System. Bring your camera and take pictures of the scenery while you learn about the flora and fauna of the cold winter months. This event is free for the whole family.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness

Join the Muskingum Valley Park District for Fall into Fitness! Earn points for every event, every mile, and every business selfie! Track points Sept 18-Oct 31!

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Y-City Scarecrow Contest

Y-City Scarecrow Contest

The City of Zanesville, Visit Zanesville, and the Muskingum Valley Park District present the Y-City Scarecrow Contest! During the month of October, all scarecrows will be on display on Fifth & Main Streets in Downtown Zanesville, and at Mission Oaks Gardens.

Vote on your favorite scarecrow daily throughout the month of October on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prizes including Zanesville swag, gift cards and a free rental in the Mission Oaks Gardens Visitor's Center.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Mystery Dinner Party on the Lorena

Mystery Dinner Party on the Lorena

Join us for a Mystery Dinner Party on the Lorena Sternwheeler! Guests will find out what happened to Ella, the wife of a wealthy and successful young entrepreneur. The menu includes appetizers, Parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, and a dessert. Attire requested is as formal as you want. Think of this as an expensive yacht party. Tickets are $30.
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The Muskingum Valley Park District - Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day with Muskingum Valley Park District! Please consider volunteering your time with us on October 23 at Collegial Woods Trails. We will be focusing on trail maintenance on the natural surface trails, including gravel placement and invasive species removal. Thank you for your interest in making a difference with MVPD!

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Fall Into Reading

Fall Into Reading

  • Mission Oaks Gardens

Fall into Reading with Muskingum Valley Park District and the Muskingum County Literacy Council at Mission Oaks Gardens on Thursday, October 14th, starting at 5:00pm! We will have a rotation of fun activities including a Book Read Aloud with Cindy Lawyer, Arts & Crafts, Garden Tour, and more! Free, family-friendly event.

The Muskingum Valley Park District - Trail of Treats 2021

Trail of Treats 2021

  • Collegial Woods

Join Muskingum Valley Park District at Collegial Woods Trails on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 5:oo-7:00pm for a thrilling Trick-or-Treat style event brought to you by MVPD and area organizations. Wear your costume, bring your candy collector bag, and walk the TRAIL OF TREATS! FREE, family-friendly event. Vendor booth contest! If you are an area business that would like to set up a table, please CONTACT US for the registration link!