Richland County Park District

Welcome to the Richland County Park District

Dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland
County's natural areas and inhabitants.
Jason Larson, Director
Richland County Park District
2295 Lexington Ave.- Mansfield, Ohio 44907

419-884-FROG (3764)

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Richland County Park District
The Richland County Park District and is dedicated to introducing and interpreting our region's natural
heritage to the citizens of Richland County. Our goal is pursued by preserving natural areas for
people to experience, and by providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the rich
diversity of life and habitats in our county. The Richland County Park District operates two facilities-
The Gorman Nature Center and The Richland B&O Trail.

Gorman Nature Center
Featuring 150 acres of forests, fields, prairies, ponds and streams, the Center provides over three
miles of public trails close to the population centers of Richland County. Families and individuals are
welcome on the trails or in the Center's visitor center and picnic areas. The Gorman Nature Center
naturalist staff sponsors weekly
programs for the public featuring a wide variety of hikes, field trips,
lectures, slide programs and night sky programs. In addition, the Center offers daily programs for
schools, youth groups, garden clubs, seniors citizens and service clubs. Public programs are listed in
the "
Friends of the Nature Center Newsletter."

Richland B&O Trail
The Richland County Park District also operates the Richland B&O Trail, a public rail-trail built on the
abandoned B&O railroad line. The 18.4-mile trail connects Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville and Butler
and is used for bicycling, walking, jogging, in-line skating and nature study.
Gorman Nature Center