Wolf Run Regional Park

Wolf Run Regional Park consists of almost 260 acres of rolling topography and contiguous open space featuring nearly ten miles of hiking trails, woodlands, a pond and other natural features. A picnic shelter awaits your next outdoor family function. No reservations are required as it is a first come, first served facility. Rotary Club of Mount Vernon helped build a fishing pier at Wolf Run Pond in 2011, so get out to the park for a fishing adventure!  In 2015/2016 Rotary of Mount Vernon and Rotary International 6690 funded the construction of an additional shelter located within the Bark Park.  A private benefactor provided funding for the roof of the new shelter.  Once again, the Knox County Park District could not do what we do without the generous support from the collaborative partnerships from our community partners.  Thank you Rotary!

A nearly two-acre “bark park,” a fenced area for dogs to run off leash, was built in April of 2008. The area is located next to the 17621 Yauger Rd. Mount Vernon 43050 parking lot. Please read the bark park rules before entering the bark park.  “Jades Place”,  a doggie agility playground, was constructed in 2011 with the generous help of volunteers, local businesses and a local scout troop and is maintained by Knox County’s only 4-H Club dedicated exclusively to dogs, 4-H K-9 Campanions.

A kids bouldering area was built in December of 2009 to boost creativity, problem-solving and agility. Kiwanis, Rotary and the Richard and Arline Landers Foundation provided local match funds to assist with the grant.

Wolf Run serves as a convenient place to relax and take in the beauty of the Kokosing River valley. Of note is the 30- acre Knox Woods State Nature Preserve, contained within the park’s boundary.  View a location map.

The state endangered Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a small woodpecker, utilizes wooded habitat in the park for foraging and shelter. Granite boulders carried by Ohio’s last ice age 100,000 years ago dot the landscape. Small streams that comprise the headwaters of Wolf Run, which flows to the Kokosing River, grace the landscape with soothing sounds of cascading water.

Archers, by permit-only, assist the Park District with our deer management program, during Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery season. Archery participants pursue their sport at Wolf Run Regional Park throughout the week (including weekends) during archery season which typically runs from the end of September through the beginning of February. Gun hunting is prohibited at the park.

Come visit Wolf Run Regional Park to hike, fish and observe nature.  Download the Wolf Run Regional Park brochure (8.5×11).