Family Recreation Programs and Special Events

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Marion Parks Photo Scavenger Hunt

Open To All Ages

Photo Scavenger Hunt List & Instructions

After a great turnout the first year, get ready for another challenge. Get out and enjoy some of the most beautiful assets that the City of Marion has to offer, our PARKS! We have compiled a new list of items (and actions) you might come across while visiting some of our parks. Now, it is your job to go out and find everything on the list and photograph them (for proof). Do it by yourself or with the entire family, it doesn’t matter. Once you find and photograph all the items, bring your completed list with your pictures to Lowe Park and your name will be entered into the drawing for a prize. One entry per person please.

Dates: May 22July 14
Registration Deadline: Must be completed by July 14, 2017 


Night of Magic & Hypnosis



A night of awe and amazement is what awaits you as magician Gayle Becwar and hypnotist Doug T wow the audience. These interactive performers will leave you in disbelief as they pull out all the stops in a night sure to be filled with laughs and gasps.


NEW! Back To School Night at the Pool

Wednesday, August 9 from 6–8 p.m.

Join pool staff for a night of fun and games before the summer season officially comes to an end. The one night when pool staff gets to interact with the public, participating in water fun and games. Watch for more details as the date gets closer.

 Pool Party

Moonlit Movie featuring Beauty and the Beast

beauty and the beast


Friday, August 18
Movies start around 8:30 p.m. (Dusk)

Join the Marion Parks and Recreation Department for some free outdoor family fun this summer at sunset. Come early to get your seats.


2017 Swamp Fox Festival

2017 Swamp Fox Festival logo


Saturday, September 30

Join in the celebration of Marion's heritage at the 28th annual Swamp Fox Festival. A variety of events will take place in and around City Square Park including the Fall Marion Market, Swamp Fox 5K, a pancake breakfast, and the ever-popular Swamp Fox Parade. The fun moves to Lowe Park on Saturday evening for live music at the amphitheater, food, bingo, kids activities and a grand fireworks finale. Find more info as the date gets closer at

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