Park Amenities and Locations

Blacklick Ridge Community Park

This 23-acre park is located at 7412 Blacklick Ridge Boulevard, in the Blacklick Ridge subdivision. The township recently received over $95,000 in NatureWorks grant funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to replace the playground equipment, and to improve the driveway, parking lot, drainage, and lighting at the park. The park was reopened in October of 2015. Visitors also have pedestrian access from the Blacklick Ridge community via a paved walking trail.

Boehnke Nature Preserve 

23-acre park located on Clark State Road includes grass and dirt trails through a meadow and woods, and a meandering creek. The park is also home to the new Steven A. Miller Memorial Pavilion.

Jefferson Community Park
Located at 7494 Clark State Road, the 28-acre Jefferson Community Park is Jefferson Township's oldest and most popular park. Features include:

3 Shelter Houses

  • The Maple Leaf Shelter, which may be rented, has a fireplace, a large grill, and provides seating for up to 100 people.
  • The Trillium Shelter, which may be rented, has a grill and provides seating for up to 24 people.
  • The Small Pine Shelter abuts the gravel parking lot and is the first shelter when entering the park. It features picnic tables, a handicap accessible grill, and is available first-come, first-served.


Picnic Areas
Fishing Pond
Playground - equipment has been removed in preparation for replacement in fall 2020
Sand Volleyball Court
Two Horseshoe Pits
Walking Trails through the Woods

Jefferson Run Park
This 37-acre park is located at 1490 Climbing Fig Drive, just east of the Licking Heights West School. Features include:

Large Shelter House

  • Includes a full-service restroom, large grill and seating for up to 80 people. 
  • The shelter house may be rented when school is not in session.

Playground (available after school hours)
Four Tennis Courts
Baseball Diamonds
Open Field for Impromptu Games

No reservations are required to use the courts, fields. The Licking Heights Youth Association has priority access to the baseball diamonds as part of a Maintenance-Use Agreement with the Township. 

Olde Quarry Park
At 860 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, just north of Jefferson Cemetery, the entrance to Olde Quarry Park slopes down into a deep, wooded valley, the site of an old working quarry. In fact, the railroad viaduct that runs over Blacklick Creek was made from stone from that quarry. The land, formerly known as Plumbers Park, was acquired in 2005 through a Clean Ohio grant, however it took the funding from two NatureWorks grants through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2011 and 2012, as well as in-kind donations and multiple Eagle Scouts projects to complete the park. In total the township has received over $142,000 in NatureWorks funding in order to build a shelter house, parking and an ADA accessible restroom facility. 

Features include:

  • A reserve-able Shelter House with a large grill and seating for up to 64 people
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Fishing Pond
  • Walking Trails around the Pond and to Blacklick Creek


Contact Information

Office Phone: (614) 855-4260
Office Fax: (614) 855-3761

Shelter house reservations:
Janis Bowling
Administrative Assistant
(614) 861-2440

Kelly Kiener
Assistant Township Administrator
(614) 304-0133

Joe Gerhart
Service Superintendent
(614) 861-2440