The OES visited Lockville Park on September 29, 2001. We noticed a large canal lock to our left and a covered bridge to our right as we pulled into the parking lot. As we began to walk around the park, we discovered there were two more locks in the park. The locks here were much larger and deeper than the locks we had visited in Lockbourne, also featured on this website. Ohio's canal systems once spanned over 1,000 miles across Ohio and provided a mode of transportation where none had previously existed. The opening of the canals attracted thousands of immigrants to Ohio for work. Only a few deep excavations, high earthen embankments and massive structures of timber and stone remain today. Below you will see the three Ohio-Erie Canal locks that served the community of Lockville. Click here to see Hartman Covered Bridge #2.