Rental Opportunities

Rental Opportunities

The City of Marion offers many affordable rentals within our public spaces.

Gardens of Matter Park and the Garden House

Located in the heart of Matter Park, the 6.3 acres of luxurious landscaping includes both the Gardens and the Meadow (the Gardens expansion), and is denoted a Proven Winners® Signature Garden, a prestigious designation received by less than a dozen professional gardens nationwide. Home to weddings, reunions, and graduation parties, the Gardens of Matter Park has become a Hoosier garden showcase symbolizing the spirit and dedication of our community. The public grounds feature the Garden House, a year-round indoor facility complete with a fireplace and kitchen, offering an ideal location for events and private parties. Special Rules: No smoking, skating, or bicycling. Pets are allowed on a leash. Click here for Gardens Rental Prices.

Matter Park: Shelter #1

This open shelter near the Mississinewa Riverwalk has six tables.

$35 for the day

Matter Park: Shelter #2

This open shelter offers eight tables and restrooms near the tennis and sand volleyball courts.

$40 for the day

Matter Park: Shelter #3

This enclosed shelter has air-conditioning, private restrooms, and a refrigerator and sink. The space has wrought iron tables and chairs seating up to 50 people. This shelter is also at the catch-and-release pond and the start/​end point of the Mississinewa Riverwalk.

$150 for the day

Matter Park: Shelter #4

This open shelter has six tables near the Mississinewa Riverwalk.

$35 for the day

Matter Park: Shelter #5

This barn-style enclosed shelter offers 20 tables near the Bandshell and Mississinewa Riverwalk.

$150 for the day (Shelter #5 & Bandshell Combo: $200)

Matter Park: Bandshell 

Our bandshell is a small amphitheater offering great acoustic sound with bench seating. The area is near the Mississinewa Riverwalk.

$60 for the day (Shelter #5 & Bandshell Combo: $200)

Matter Park: Shelter #6

This is an open shelter with picnic tables.

No rental fee (First come, first served)

Matter Park: Shelter #7

This is an open shelter with picnic tables.

No rental fee (First come, first served)

Matter Park: Friendship Corner (Shelter Only)

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. Friendship Special Rules: No smoking, skating, bicycles, or dogs.

$25 for two hours

Willis Van DeVanter Park: Gazebo

There is a picturesque gazebo in this five-acre park on the Mississinewa River.

$25 for the day

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