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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 12.44 miles long, reaching the Hardin County line. An adaptive bike share program is available by reservation for individuals with physical challenges.

Marion Community Foundation Lake: Guests can fish in this 53 acre lake, located near Herr Road, and non-motorized boating is permitted, with certain restrictions..

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 maintain and enhance our beautiful rail-trail. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

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


Phone: (740) 223-4161

Coronavirus update

All programs are by pre-registration only, so that we may maintain group sizes of 10 or less. Participants are asked to maintain distance from anyone who does not live in their household or have regular contact with them. Preregister for nature programs by sending a message to the Marion Tallgrass Trail Facebook page or Marion County Park District Facebook page. Alternatively, you may leave a message at 740-223-4161.

For the adaptive bike share program, riders and their care providers may make appointments at This program is currently open for use of solo bikes, or a tandem bicycle may be shared with a family member or care provider who has regular contact with the rider.