Muskingum Valley Park District

Muskingum Valley Park Society

With the help and support of volunteers, sponsors, and donors we provide recreation, programs, and activities that are safe, affordable, and enjoyable on behalf of the Park District.

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Parks Passport

Community Partners:
Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department
Urban Greens
Muskingum County Library System
Foodworks Alliance
Merit Marketing Services
Shimmel Fitness
East Central Ohio Bee Keepers Association
Appalachian Outdoor Adventures
Zanesville Community Theater

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times and updates of all events.

100 FOR 100 Club

The park society’s fund raising program is intended to expand the scope and variety of programs and events operated by the Muskingum Valley Park District.

As a member you can share ideas for programs, upgrades, facility improvements, and more. 

If you would like to become a member, call or visit the Park District office to make your charitable donation of $100, or more. 


Park Passport - Locations

Mission Oaks: in the Conifer Garden at the base of the conifer next to the iron bench by the pond.

Gale Gardens: behind the cement bench and in front of the base of a tree under a hosta leaf.

Collegial Woods: off the ginkgo trail on a cement foundation. You get to the lock box via the gravel trail then as you go through the wooded area behind the baseball field the ginkgo trail is to your right into the woods. You will pass over a lifted cement section on the trail then start looking left you will see an elevated cement foundation with plastic fencing rolled up next to the box.

Bergin Field: at the base of the large sign welcoming you to Bergin Field from the parking lot before you come to the concessions and ball diamonds.

Muskingum Recreation Trail: just after 1/2 mile marker on the paved trail. Park at the Jefferson Twp parking lot south of Dresden and start walking south of the Twp building or twds Zanesville. Once you see the 1/2 mile marker, cross the intersection and start looking down to the right 4-5 feet off the trail and the box is behind the base of a small double tree trunk.

McGraw-Edison Recreation Park: go to end of gravel drive. Walk across concrete ford and once you get to a clearing stay right and head up to pond. You will pass one bird box. Once you see the second bird box look to the base of the bird box and you will see the lock box. Be respectful of the birds who are nesting in the box by moving away from the area to open and perform the task needed for your passport then put box back where you found it.


Park Society Goals:
Provide safe, affordable, and enjoyable educational, cultural, and recreational programs and activities for everyone.

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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.

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