28th Street Park
This community park offers over an acre of green space with a playground and basketball court, just walking distance from a grocery store and eatery.
Barnes Park is one of our newly revitalized parks. The two-acre park is located within the Garfield Neighborhood Association which recently took initiative to work with the City of Marion, Hands of Hope, and volunteers to improve the park in efforts to provide a safer, more inviting, clean, and nurturing environment. The public green space offers a shelter, new and improved playground equipment, a mini free library, and more.
Charles Mill Park
This park is made up of three acres of public green space with two shelters, a basketball court, walking path, and boat ramp. The park is adjacent to the historic Mill Restaurant which sits at the dam. The area is also an ideal spot for wade fishing.
This quaint park offers one acre of public green space with a playground.
This north Marion park offers a spacious five acres of public green space with a playground, shelter, and basketball court.
Willis Van DeVanter Park
This park offers five acres of public green space with a shelter and gazebo on the Mississinewa River and along the Mississinewa Riverwalk. The park is close to an ideal fishing spot near the dam.
Clifford Townsend Park
This park is over an acre of public green space with a shelter and playground by the Mississinewa River. The Mississinewa Riverwalk runs through the park.
North Boots Street Park
This three-acre park offers a shelter, playground, and walking path near the Mississinewa River connecting to Charles Mill Park.
This park has a playground on one acre of land.
This park is made up of an airy nine acres featuring pergolas, a playground, walking path, bocce ball court, shuffleboard, pickleball court, sand court, and multiple seating areas with grilling stations. The Cardinal Greenway (for biking, walking, skating) runs adjacent to Hogin Park.
Ballard Field Soccer Complex
This 19-acre public green space includes three soccer fields, additional practice field space, and restrooms for special events. Lighting is available for scheduled games.
Our family friendly water park offers endless fun for all ages. Attractions include a lazy river, two racer slides, a big flush slide, kiddie play area, and a wave pool. We have two concession stands and plenty of seating for our guests. The Splash House has plenty of helpful staff including lifeguards.
Hours: 11am-6pm during season (see Splash House page for more information)
Marion’s skate park is just a block north of the Splash House and Cardinal Greenway, inviting extreme sports skaters of all levels to enjoy the smooth surface and various ramps for skate tricks.
Hours: dawn to dusk
The vast 110 acres of public land consist of the pristine Gardens of Matter Park (see Gardens as separate park), a special needs playground, additional playground, seven shelters throughout the park, a bandshell, eight tennis courts, disc golf course, two sand volleyball courts, baseball diamond, and a catch & release fishing pond. The Freedom Memorial honoring our nation’s military is located in Matter Park near the bandshell. The prestigious Gardens of Matter Park and a special needs playground with the distinguished name, Friendship Corner, are also located in Matter Park. Matter Park hit the top-ten list of Indiana’s best parks in 2017 by Only in Your State. (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/indiana/small-town-parks-in-indiana/)
Gardens of Matter Park
The vast and luxurious 6.3 acres and distinguished Proven Winners® Signature Garden is flourishing with over 7,000 voluminous annual plants, providing multiple attractive shade structures, various seating, statues, special tourist attractions including a nationally recognized Butterfly Garden, and the “Fit for Life” Garfield Statue as part of the Garfield Trail. Find more information regarding all of the features of our Gardens in the exclusive Gardens of Matter Park page.
Special Rules: No smoking, skating, or bicycling. Pets are allowed on a leash.
The Gardens of Matter Park features the Garden House, a year-round temperature-controlled indoor facility complete with a fireplace, kitchen, and private restrooms, offering an ideal location for events and private parties.
This enclosed section of Matter Park is a special needs playground and shade shelter spearheaded by a group of individuals desiring a play area for children with disabilities. This playground opened in 2007 and serves children of all ages and abilities.
Special Rules: No smoking, skating, bicycles, or dogs.