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Marion County Park District

Naturally wild, naturally fun!

The Marion County Park District, in north central Ohio, includes five beautiful parks.

Marion Tallgrass Trail: This 12 mile corridor will feature Marion County's first multi-use recreational trail. We are actively seeking matching funds for this trail, so please consider a donation.

Terradise Nature Preserve, in eastern Marion County, offers a shelter house, hiking trails, geocaching, and peaceful reflection near the beautiful Olentangy River.

Greenspur, north of Prospect, features woods, a small wetland pond, and will contain a picnic shelter.

Myers Woods, near the Killdeer Plains Wildlife area in northern Marion County, is a wonderful place to take a short stroll in the quiet woods.

Caledonia Nature Preserve is a beautiful streamside forest near the village of Caledonia.

Volunteer, and make a difference! Join the Friends of Prairie Parks.

Please consider a donation to help us build a beautiful rail-trail. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Marion County Park District
222 West Center St, Marion, OH 43302


Phone: (740) 223-4161

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Tallgrass Trail Update:


The paved trail is now paved for 3.7 miles, from the trailhead at 2093 Holland Road West to the intersection with Espyville Road.

The park district has been awarded a Clean Ohio Trails Fund grant for an additional 3 miles of trail in 2015, and hope to apply again for additional miles in 2016.

The Marion Community Foundation is matching all donations, up to a total of $50,000, through September, 2015. With this match, each $100 donation will build 20 feet of trail.