Muskingum Valley Park District

General Information...


Park Districts are created under the Ohio Revised Code, Section 1545, and are considered political subdivisions under the state of Ohio.

Muskingum Valley Park District is governed by five park commissioners who are appointed by the probate judge. The Muskingum Valley Park District was formed at the request of the Muskingum County Commissioners in 1998. Park commissioners are volunteers and serve staggered three year terms. Current members to the Board of Park Commissioners are Brian Newton, President
Andrew Joseph, Ed Shaffer.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, park commissioners may “Acquire land for conversion into forest reserves and for the conservation of the natural resources of the state, including streams, lakes, submerged lands, and swamplands, and to those ends may create parks, parkways, forest reservations, and other reservations and afforest, develop, improve, protect, and promote the use of the same in such manner as the board deems conducive to the general welfare.”  

The Park Commissioners have established a meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Park District office. Occasional conflicts require deviation from this schedule so please call to confirm. 

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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