Mis­sissinewa Riverwalk

Mis­sissinewa Riverwalk

Mar­i­on is for­tu­nate to be one of the des­ti­na­tions of the Mis­sissinewa Riv­er, as it flows through the city includ­ing downtown.

The Mis­sissinewa River­walk is a 2.25 mile-long walk­ing path which begins at the Wash­ing­ton Street Bridge and 1st Street, and extends through to the fish­ing pond in Mat­ter Park. The Mis­sissinewa River­walk is a trail for both recre­ation and phys­i­cal fit­ness. Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors take advan­tage of the paved trail in a vari­ety of ways.

Along the Mis­sissinewa River­walk, you’ll pass through sev­er­al pub­lic parks which have play­grounds, shel­ters with seat­ing and open grills, his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments, bench­es with com­mem­o­ra­tive plaques, and much more…all while enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful Mis­sissinewa Riv­er on your journey. 

The Mis­sissinewa River­walk was estab­lished in the 1980s through com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships. The Parks & Recre­ation Depart­ment is thank­ful to have worked with spon­sors and con­trib­u­tors includ­ing the Grant Coun­ty Real­tors and Grant Coun­ty His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. Most recent­ly, the City has had the priv­i­lege of work­ing with the Real­tors, in-house mar­ket­ing, and an intern from Indi­ana Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty on new sig­nage and over­all River­walk makeover.