Joe’s Run Recreational Trail is open but use caution! The Muskingum Valley Park District has scheduled contract work to repair and stabilize the trails on Joe’s Run Recreational Trail starting on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. This work will affect the entire trail from Blue Avenue to Adams Lane to Collegial Woods Trails until further notice.

Conservation Kids Summer Program

Conservation Kids is a day camp 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 (2023 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 K-12 students are welcome.

*Participant space is limited* Please note, we use email for the convenience of mass communicating with everyone about program updates. During the summer program, we email you weekly, so your child arrives prepared for camp with needs and what to expect. Please provide an email you check regularly during registration.

Registration is required to attend and opens April 1st, 2023.