What We Do

The Richland County Park District is responsible for restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of RCPD owned grassland, prairie, wetland, and woodland habitats. We provide the following services to the community:

    • Provide ample recreational opportunities via the Richland B&O Bike Trail, Gorman Nature Center, and other RCPD owned park land
    • Provide a variety of free educational programming that includes but is not limited to pre-school children, k-12 aged children, post-secondary, professional development for educators, home schoolers, and Boy & Girl Scouts
    • Provide free weekly, monthly, yearly, and seasonal public programing covering a wide variety of Ohio & Richland County Natural History related topics
    • Festivals highlighting various Ohio & Richland County Natural History Topics such as our Reptile & Amphibian Festival, Rock & Fossil Day Festival, & Pollinator Festival
    • Workshops on a variety of Ohio Natural History related topics
    • Community outreach where we colaborate with various local agencies, business's, and schools to raise awareness and promote RCPD services

RCPD 2020 Special Events Calendar

About Our Parks

Our parks and staff are dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland County's natural areas and inhabitants. 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.

Our Location

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday-Monday and Federal Holidays. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.)

419-884-FROG (3764)

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