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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

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.

Construction is underway on 3.62 additional miles of trail, making a total trail distance of 7.3 miles by September 15. We have applied for a grant that will allow us to add several more 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.