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Volunteer to Coach

Many of our youth recreational programs and leagues utilize volunteer coaches/parents in order to function. Without the generous spirit and time commitment by volunteers, many of our programs would not be possible. If you are interested in coaching or helping with a program, please note this on your child’s registration form. You can also call Karlene Hummel at 447-3590 or email her to be added to the volunteer coaches list. It is important as a volunteer coach, that you are able to make a 100% commitment to the position. If you cannot make this commitment, please sign up as an assistant. All volunteer coaches are required to pass a background test.

Teach a Class

If there is a class you would like to suggest and teach please email or call 447-3590 to speak with Karlene or Tony.

Lowe Park Memorial Tree Program

Plant a memorial tree in honor of a loved one at Lowe Park through our Memorial Tree program. For more information or to purchase a memorial tree, please call the Parks Administrative and Operations office at 447-3580.

 Type of Memorial Fee 

 Memorial Tree

 $150

 Memorial Tree w/ Plaque

 $250

Adopt-A-Spot

The Marion Adopt-A-Spot Program allows individuals or groups to adopt identified public areas. Adopt A SptThrough adoption, they may assume the responsibility to introduce sustainable management practices for the maintenance and beautification of the public areas. Areas to adopt: A PARK, A TRAIL, GREENSPACE, or A FLOWER BED .

To apply for the Marion Parks & Recreation Department's Adopt-A-Spot program, a representative of an interested group or an individual should contact the Parks Department at 447-3580. A staff member will explain the program and provide a sponsorship application.

Employment Opportunities

The Marion Parks and Recreation Department is a great place to look for a part-time job. Stop by our office to apply for a position as a summer t-ball umpire, flag football official, basketball official, recreation program aide, concessions attendant, building supervisor, or seasonal maintenance worker. Seasonal lifeguards and swim lesson instructors are needed for the Marion Municipal Swimming Pool during the summer months. Applications for these positions are due by February 10.

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