We have now entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan!!! Marion Park District has opened playgrounds as of July 1, 2020.
EACH playground will have signs displayed.
Here's what Phase 4 looks like in regard to our Parks:
NOW OPEN: playgrounds, pavilions, basketball courts, THE Bark Park, tennis & pickleball courts, limited bathrooms, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Cabin rentals are available with a limit of 50 people per event.
STILL CLOSED: Aquatic Center (for the summer), water fountains (so bring plenty of refreshments when enjoying the playgrounds).
You will notice an increase in signage around the newly opened areas. The signage is to REMIND people of the social distancing standards. You NEED to stay 6 feet apart, especially from those outside your household. You NEED to wear a mask when social distancing isn't possible. You NEED to stay home if you have any symptoms related to COVID19 or are feeling ill.
The public restrooms are limited in use and location for sanitation reasons.
The Marion Park District looks forward to the opening of our playgrounds and ball fields. Please use social distancing and follow the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Marion Park District was established on July 15, 1957. As of 2014, the district serves approximately 17,500 residents who live within the district’s taxing limits.
The park district currently owns and provides services at seven park locations covering approximately 112 acres. We are a member of Illinois Association of Park Districts. There are seven full-time employees, including the director of parks and recreation. During peak Season, the District employs 40 additional workers to provide necessary service and support for park operations and recreation programs.
The district maintains facilities early spring through late fall for sports associations and clubs; sponsors an annual triathlon; and collaborates with other organizations in providing its best to the community.