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One of the best ways to enjoy nature is to visit one of the outstanding parks in Zanesville, OH. Contact the parks listed below for a listing of the services they offer or just go and check them out!
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The Banteng is just one of the many animals you can see at The Wilds.
The Wilds
The Wilds is North America's Largest Conservation Facility. When you board one of the safari transports at the Wilds you will see groups of Asian, African and North American species in an open-range setting. The Wilds also has a Visitor Center, a gift shop with unique items from around the world. Or maybe you want to stop by the Education Center where exhibits tell the story of the Wilds history and teach about the conservation of wildlife. You can also stop and enjoy a bit to eat at the Overlook Cafe, which has a breathtaking view of the conservation area.
From Zanesville the Wilds are located east on 146. Or just click on for driving directions from your location.
14000 International Road
Cumberland, Ohio 43732

Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock State Park has camping grounds and numerous activities such as, swimming, fishing, hiking, boating and many more activities. Blue Rock also has scenic picnic areas and an old fashion fire tower to climb. The park also has private hunting grounds in the winter. Only seven miles from Blue Rock State Park is The Wilds, where you visit endangered species and wild animals in a natural habitat.
Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock, OH 43720
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Scenic Zane's Landing Park featuring the "Eternal Flame" Memorial

The Bicentennial Statue
  Zane's Landing Park
Zane's Landing Park filled with the history of Zanesville. Zane's Landing Park is where the Bicentennial Legacy can be found; Alan Cottrill created the sculpture. The characters include John McIntire, Noah Norris, Zane Grey, and John Glenn. The eternal flame can also be seen at Zane's Landing Park, it pays tribute to Medal of Honor Veterans, the only eternal flame that pays tribute to Medal of Honor Veterans in the United States. Another piece of history that can be visited at Zane's Landing Park is the Lorena Sternwheeler, an old-fashioned riverboat that cruises the Muskingum River. Rides on the "Lorena" are available from June to Labor Day and weekends until mid-October. The park also has a large view of the Muskingum River and a recreational trail that spans three miles for leisure enjoyment.

Market Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Interskate Park
The Interskate Park is a great place to skateboard and roller blade.
The park is located off Linden Avenue on Park St.
Park St.Zanesville, OH 43701

Picture by - Seth Cotterman

Picture Not Available   Muskingum River Parkway State Park
Muskingum River Parkway is in association with Blue Rock State Park and is responsible for all the locks in Muskingum County and the surrounding areas.
7924 Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock, OH 43720
740/ 674-4794

Putnam Hill Park
c/o City of Zanesville
Parks & Recreation Dept.
401 Market Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

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Picture Not Available   Riverside Park
Riverside Park has camping grounds across from the park. Riverside Park also has numerous activities such as four basketball courts, two tennis courts, football, rugby, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. The park also has horseshoe toss pits, along with a large walking and biking path. Other leisure activities include boating and fishing. The park is great for large group gatherings.
State Route 666 off of Zane St
Zanesville, OH 43701

Dillon State Park
Activities a Dillon State Park include; picnicking, fishing, hunting, swimming, and many more activities such as basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, tennis, and nature programs. The park also has 195 campsites for tents or trailers and boat rental available. Dillon State Park is located on State Route 146 about 8 miles west of Zanesville.
5265 Dillon Hills Drive
Nashport, OH 43830
740/453-4377 Park Office
740/453-0442 Camp Office



Picture Not Available   South Zanesville Village Park
The South Zanesville Village Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball/softball field, a swimming pool, a kiddy playground, and a fitness trail. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Poplar Dr
20 South Zanesville, OH 43701

Kenny Wolford Community Park
This wonderful park in Dresden has baseball fields, and volleyball and basketball courts. The park was built by The Longaberger Company to honor a longtime Dresden Police Chief Kenny Wolford.
1354 S. Main Street
Dresden, OH 43821

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