Marion Communities Parks & Recreation

Support Our Parks

There are three main organizations that work for the betterment of the Marion Community, each serving an interconnected yet unique role. These include the Recreation Committee, the Marion Park Board and the Marion Community Development Organization (MCDO). Descriptions of each can be found below. Contributions to, and membership and participation in all three organizations is strongly encouraged.

The Recreation Committee has been actively supporting Marion youth programs and local parks since the mid 90’s. It is facilitated by the MCDO. Their goal is to help sustain active programs and the development of all parks in the Marion community. Each year the Recreation Committee distributes approximately $10,000 to the various parks and youth activities in the Marion Community. Their primary fundraiser is the 301 Club.

301 Club
Annual membership in the club is $50.00. Members are enrolled in a monthly drawing and invited to an annual appreciation party. Winners of the monthly drawing are printed in the MCDO minutes.

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 Cory Albers, President  419-733-3057
 Kirk Stucke


 Mitch Thobe  419-305-9951
 Matt Homan  419-953-2063
 BJ Wolters  419-305-6014
 Luke Bertke


 Kyle Moeller  614-557-3820
 Nick Boeckman  937-638-8579
 Craig Everman  419-925-5707

The Marion Park Board is a 501C3 non-profit organization which oversees the maintenance and development of the Marion Township Park. The board conducts fundraisers such as an annual membership campaign (250 Club), Alumni Softball Tournament and the 5K run at the Country Fest.

250 Club
The annual membership fee for the year is $30.00, which includes an annual drawing and a fall soup party in the park.
The board appreciates your support!

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 Lee Heitkamp, President


 Jeff Wolters, Treasurer  419-953-6863
 Shelly Hartings, Secretary/Concession Stand  419-953-2569
 Eric Schroeder, Eagle Scout Project Manager  419-296-8570
 Keith Pohlman, Rentals  567-644-5818
 Nick "Shaggy" Pavelka, Social Media/Email Coordinator  419-852-3858
 Nancy Billerman  419-733-8668
 Jesse Rose  419-305-6695

MCDO is a 501C3 non-profit which was established in the early 1990’s to further the overall development of the Marion Community. The mission of the organization shall be to act as a coordinating body to assist local organizations meet the changing needs of the Marion Community through planned development while maintaining its agricultural profile. The activities will be directed toward, but not limited to, development of infrastructure, housing, family care, education, small business, recreation and agriculture. Membership in the MCDO is $15.00 for a family and $60.00 for a business.

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