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Mis­sissinewa Riverwalk

Mis­sissinewa Riverwalk

Mar­i­on is for­tu­nate to be a pass-through des­ti­na­tion 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, his­toric mon­u­ments, bench­es with com­mem­o­ra­tive plaques, and so much more…all of this while enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful Mis­sissinewa Riv­er on your journey. 

The Mis­sissinewa River­walk was estab­lished in the 1980’s, through com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships. The Parks & Recre­ation Depart­ment is thank­ful to have worked with spon­sors and con­trib­u­tors includ­ing the Grant Coun­ty Real­tors and the Grant Coun­ty His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. The City has had the recent plea­sure of work­ing with the Real­tors, in-house mar­ket­ing, and an intern from Indi­ana Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty on a new sig­nage project and river­walk makeover, which will unveil in 2018.