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.

In 2016, the Marion City Council and Marion Park Board adopted a Marion Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide the next ten years for parks, recreation, and aquatic development. 

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.


Legion Park Disc Golf Course

For your convenience, secure drop boxes are installed near the facility entrances at both Thomas and Lowe Park for anyone wanting to drop off registration forms with payment after hours. 

Financial Assistance  


Our 2019 Guide to All Things Parks and Recreation  is here! This handy resource contains information on recreation 2019 brochure coverprograms, parks, facility rentals, cemetery operations, Marion Arts Council, staff contact information, and much more.


Please watch for updates on Facebook, the city website, and email correspondence from program supervisor.  


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. 

Parks Administrative & Operations Offices
Recreation Offices- Lowe Park
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