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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: The paved multi-use recreational trail is now 7.3 miles long. As we seek to continue to grow the trail, we are actively seeking matching funds, 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 7.3 miles, from the trailhead at 2093 Holland Road West to the intersection with Osbun Road.

We have been awarded a Clean Ohio Trails Fund grant for further construction in 2016, which should take the paved surface to near SR 37, about 1.5 miles north of LaRue.

We have applied or an additional grant that will allow us to build more trail in 2017, and need your help in raising the remaining matching funds.

Marion County Park District Upcoming Events

Friday, May 27: 1 to 6 pm: Tallgrass Trail Nature Center open.

6pm: Skull program at the Tallgrass Trail Nature Center.    

Tuesday, May 31: 10 am: Listen to Naturalist James Anderson on Morning Magazine on 1490-AM.
                          Noon to 6 p.m.: Tallgrass Trail Nature Center open.

6 p.m.: Snakes of Ohio presentation at the Tallgrass Trail.


All programs are free of charge, unless otherwise noted. Please note that programs may be cancelled due to weather. If programs are cancelled, we will post a notice the Marion County Park District and Tallgrass Trail Facebook pages.

For more information on the Marion County Park District, visit