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The Richland County Park District is dedicated to introducing and interpreting our region's natural history to the citizens of Richland County through free education and public programming. Our goal is pursued by providing recreational and educational opportunities through the protection and preservation of Richland County's natural resources to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. RCPD operates two main facilities- The Gorman Nature Center and the B&O Bike Trail. RCPD also holds the legal title or conservation easement of several natural areas located along the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail (CFVST) encompassing nearly 600 acres of protected natural areas located in the heart of the Clear Fork Valley. RCPD manages these properties through a partnership with the North Central Ohio Land Conservancy (NCOLC). Other RCPD properties include: Cole Road Prairie, Hartmans Woods, Hemlock Falls, Tugend Road Prairie, and coming soon Fleming Falls Nature Preserve.

Gorman Nature Center

Gorman Nature Center Rules

Richland County Park District B&O Bike Trail

Richland County Park District B&O Park Trail Rules