5th Street Commons
The 5th Street Commons is a parking lot by day, but may be reserved for an event in the evenings and weekends. It offers flood lighting, electrical, stage (if desired), and attractive landscaping. The space is located at 5th and Washington Streets, Downtown, Marion. Contact Janet Pearson to find out more, or to reserve the space: 765.382.3774 / [email protected]cityofmarion.in.gov.
19-acre green space of three soccer fields, additional practice field space, and restrooms for special events. Lighting is available for scheduled games. $75 + tax
Our bandshell is a small amphitheater offering great acoustic sound with bench seating. The area is near the Mississinewa Riverwalk. $75 + tax (Shelter #5 & Bandshell Combo: $200. See Shelter #5 below.)
No charge. First come, first serve.
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
Gardens of Matter Park (including the Garden House & Meadow)
In the heart of Marion’s largest park lies the 6.3‑acre nationally acclaimed Gardens of Matter Park with luxurious landscaping, multiple shelters & gazebos, vast seating opportunities, and points of attraction for sight-seeing, recreation, and education.
The Gardens of Matter Park feature 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. The Garden House can provide banquet seating for up to 128 people. There is a even a Baby Grand piano on site.
The most recent addition to the Gardens of Matter Park is the Meadow. The added lush acreage features an open pavilion with 8 picnic tables, and an outdoor kitchen complete with a grill, sink, and mini-fridge. This picturesque pavilion seats about 64 people. There are restrooms conveniently located next to the shelter. Gardens Rental Prices.
This open shelter near the Mississinewa Riverwalk has six tables (seats 48). $50 + tax
This open shelter offers eight tables (seats 54), restrooms near the tennis and sand volleyball courts. $60 + tax
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. $200 + tax
This open shelter has six tables (seats 42) near the Mississinewa Riverwalk. $50 + tax
This barn-style enclosed shelter offers 20 tables near the bandshell and Mississinewa Riverwalk. (seats 180) $150 + tax (Shelter and bandshell combo adds lots of extra seating at no extra charge)
This is an open shelter with picnic tables.No charge. First come, first serve.
This is an open shelter with picnic tables. No charge. First come, first serve.
There are tiers of rental options for the softball diamond. Prices listed will include tax.
“A” — We will drag, line, and install bases. Dragging will only be done prior to the first game each day of tournament. (We accept no responsibility for reworking the diamonds in case of rain.) “B” — We will provide a liner for marking materials and bases. Daily dragging of the field will not be done. “C” — We will not drag the fields or provide a liner / marking materials.
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required for all tournaments.
No charge. First come, first serve.
Willis Van DeVanter Park
There is a picturesque gazebo in this five-acre park on the Mississinewa River. $50 + tax