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Collegial Woods
On the co-located campus of Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State College 1425 Newark Rd. Zanesville, OH 43701

imageCollegial Woods is a passive park located on the northern portion of the Ohio University-Zanesville (OUZ) and Zane State College campus on Newark Road. The park is 63 acres, most of which is a wooded ravine criss-crossed by more than two miles of walking trails, some of which are quite challenging and offer views of Joe’s Run and several small wetlands. There is also a 10 foot wide gravel trail along the edge of the woods which connects to the sidewalks on campus to make a nearly two mile walking loop. Collegial Woods was developed with the assistance of two NatureWorks grants through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The two wooden pedestrian bridges, one of which is a 45 foot span across Joe’s Run, were designed and built with the assistance of graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering at Ohio University in Athens under the leadership of Dr. Eric Steinberg.

In 2012 through a generous grant from the Cora E. Rogge Trust grant, a major renovation of the gravel perimeter trail was undertaken which included drainage swales, broad based dips, drainage pipes, signage, trees, and new gravel with a thick overlay of screenings. The trail was christened the Rogge Trail.

Also in 2012 OUZ constructed a public picnic and restroom pavilion at the main entrance to Collegial Woods. Volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society and Master Gardeners assisted with the installation and maintenance of flower beds around three sides of the building.

Collegial Woods
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F.A.Q.
Below are a few question and answers to some common queries about
Collegial Woods. For additional help call 740.455.8237

What are the hours of Collegial Woods?
The park is open seven days a week, dawn to dusk.
How much is admission?
Admission is free.
Is the park wheelchair compliant?
The Rogge Trail and the Rogge Pavilion are wheelchair accessible.
Where is the park located?
1425 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio. Collegial Woods is 63 acres at the “back” or northern end of the campus. There is ample parking on the Ohio University-Zanesville side of campus as well as on the Zane State College side of campus.
Are there restrooms available?
Restrooms are available April through October in the Cora E. Rogge Pavilion located at the trail head of the Rogge Trail. Public restrooms are also available in Campus Center from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. year round.
Are pets welcome?
Pets are welcome provided they are on a leash. To insure that everyone experiences a safe and beautiful visit, please pick up after your pet!
Are hunting and fishing permitted?
The park is within the City of Zanesville and the only hunting that is permitted is with a camera. Fishing is allowed provided the angler has a current Ohio fishing license.
Where is parking available?

Large paved parking lots are located on the east side of the campus (Ohio University-Zanesville) and west side of the campus (Zane State College). A small lot is located behind Campus Center along with a few spaces on the road connecting the two large parking lots.

 

 

imageMuskingum Valley Park District

Enriching the quality of life of Muskingum County residents by conserving natural areas, providing passive and active recreational opportunities, and developing an appreciation of the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the area.

740.455.8237 or email us mvpd@muskingumcounty.org