The Marion Parks and Recreation Department works to enrich Marion and the lives of our residents and surrounding communities by providing a wide-range of recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages that encourage healthy, active lifestyles and life-long learning.
Our vision is that every person enjoys unlimited access to high quality recreational programs and parks that enhance, preserve and protect the environment.
With a goal to be the healthiest city in the state and a vision to be the best place in Iowa to raise a family, the City of Marion has made the commitment to smoke-free, nicotine-free and tobacco-free parks and trails. Smoking or the use of tobacco, nicotine products, and vaporizers will not be allowed in City parks or trails.
7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Operations and administrative offices are based at Thomas Park. Recreation and aquatic programming is based at Lowe Park.
343 Marion Boulevard | 319-447-3580
Mike Carolan, Parks & Recreation Director
Seth Staashelm, Parks & Recreation Deputy Director
Mike Cimprich, City Arborist
☑ Cemetery or burial information
☑ Weed and snow complaints
☑ Trail questions or issues
☑ Park equipment and information
☑ Tree permits
☑ Right-of-way tree issues
☑ Adopt-A-Spot program
☑ Memorial tree program
☑ Facility rentals (pavilions, Safe Room)
Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center
4500 N Tenth Street | 319-447-3590
Karlene Hummel, Recreation & Aquatics Coordinator
☑ Recreation programs, leagues, events
☑ Swim lessons and pool information
☑ Facility rentals (A&E, pavilions, Safe Room, fields)
☑ Community garden plots
☑ Farmers’ Market at Taube Park
☑ Senior programs at Lowe Park
1. Facebook―Marion Parks and Recreation Department
2. Monthly E-Newsletters―Contact Karlene via email or call 319-447-3590 to be added to the distribution list and receive our monthly e-newsletter.
3. Phone―Call us at Lowe Park, 447-3590 or Call us at Thomas Park, 447-3580
4. Visit Us―At Lowe Park, 4500 N 10th Street or At Thomas Park, 343 Marion Boulevard