Outdoor Fun

A crowd in the street of downtown Marion, Ohio enjoying live music during a Third Thursday event.

Third Thursdays

164 South Main Street, Marion, OH 43302

Sponsored by McDaniel Automotive, this street fair takes place the third Thursday of each month, May-September. The city is taking it to the streets with live music, food trucks and local eateries/drinkeries, a kid’s zone, and a variety of vendors.…

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Marion is home to many parks, which invite families to spend time outdoors. The most recently built, fully accessible park is located along McKinley Drive near OhioHealth Marion General Hospital. Did you know that less than half of Ohio’s 88…

The Cardinal Project

The Cardinal Project

Downtown Marion

The Cardinal Project is a public art initiative of Downtown Marion, Inc. This project comes as an effort of Downtown Marion, Inc., led by Cardinal Project Committee Chair, Dean Jacob. The Cardinal is Ohio’s state bird. With Ohio as the 17th…

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Marion Tallgrass Trail

2093 Holland Road West, Marion

Enjoy cycling, running or walking on this trail that courses through a tallgrass prairie area. Recently completed, the now 12-mile trail touches the Hardin County line and features handicapped access to a fitness trail for all ages.

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Kaufman Skate Park

879 North Prospect Street, Marion

The 100′ X 100′ skate pad was brand new in the fall of 2012. The ARC skate equipment is Pro Series MX, an all steel system that includes a half pipe, a fun-box, ramps, wedges and more to make for…

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Eco Center

1757 County Road 59, Caledonia

A place to learn, explore and make memories is the mission of the Eco Center. This safe, fun outdoor facility is truly a hands-on, experiential opportunity where you will find the kids going from one activity to another. A learning…

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