Parks and Public Facilities
The Village of Granville maintains and manages over 87 acres of park property within the Village:
Parks - Owned by the Village
Fanchion Lewis Park
Address: 1179 Jones Road
Facilities: Nature trails, fishing pond, and parking
Other information: Open from dawn to dusk
Opera House Park
Address: 101 East Broadway (East Broadway & South Main Street)
Facilities: Extensive landscaping and trees, walkways, benches
Other information: Located on the site of the Granville Opera House, which was destroyed by fire on April 7, 1982
Address: 411 West Broadway (West Broadway at South Plum)
Facilities: Marked nature trails, picnic tables
Other information: At the top of the park, accessible by the nature trails, is the Founders Monument, which was dedicated in 1905 during the Granville Centennial celebration.
Parks - Owned or Maintained by Granville Recreation District
Address: 785 West Broadway
Facilities: Playground, shelter house with picnic tables, barbecue grill, soccer fields, community gardens, dog park, access to TJ Evans bike path, parking
Capacity: Shelter house - 100
Other information: No alcohol permitted. Park open from dawn to sunset. For shelter house reservation, contact the Granville Recreation Commission.
Spring Valley Park
Address: 1539 Columbus Road
Facilities: Grassy fields, large and small shelter houses, marked nature trails, woodlands, paved parking
Capacity: Large shelter house - 60; small shelter house - 20
Restrooms: Portable toilet
Other information: Alcohol permitted for private events in accordance with alcohol policy. For shelter house reservation, contact the Granville Recreation Commission.
Raccoon Valley Park
Address: River Road at State Route 16
Facilities: baseball diamonds, softball diamonds, batting cage, handicapped-accessible playground, concession stand, picnic tables, soccer fields, parking
Restrooms: Portable toilets
Other information: No alcohol permitted. Park open from dawn to sunset. To schedule an event, contact the Granville Recreation Commission.
Other Area Park Facilities
Salt Run Park
Address: Located off State Route 16 East
Other information: Purchased by the Granville Township Trustees for passive recreation.
Infirmary Mound Park
Address: State Route 37 south of Granville
Activities: fishing, hiking, horseback riding, or picnicking
Other information: Maintained by the Licking County Park District. Named for the prehistoric "Infirmary Mound" located on the grounds.
Newark Earthworks State Memorial
Address: 99 Cooper Avenue, Newark
Phone: (740) 344-1920
Other information: Maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. The Newark Earthworks, which were built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago, were the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world. Three major segments are preserved:
Great Circle Earthworks (formerly known as Moundbuilders State Memorial)
Address: 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark
Phone: (740) 323-2355
Bryn Du Mansion
Address: 537 Jones Road, Granville
Phone: (740) 587-7053
Acres: 52 gated acres, including 32 acres of level front lawn.
Facilities: Seven buildings on the grounds including the Georgian-Federal-style mansion and a 7200-square-foot fieldhouse.
Other information: The Bryn Du estate is utilized for community activities, special events, private events, and sport and athletic competitions.
College Town House
Address: 334 East Broadway, Granville
Phone: (740) 587-0323
Other information: Houses faculty apartments as well as meeting spaces for Granville community groups.
Address: 141 E. Broadway, Granville
Phone: (740) 587-0707