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Marion Splash Pads Now Open and More from Marion Parks and Recreation

Post Date:06/16/2020 11:43 AM

The City of Marion is pleased to announce that the splash pads at Thomas Park and Gill Park have opened for the season. They will be available extended hours through Labor Day, operating from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily. Visitors are encouraged to follow physical distancing guidance and other posted public safety guidelines.

Marion’s splash pads are located at Thomas Park (343 Marion Blvd.) and Gill Park (3450 Hawthorne St.).

City of Marion playgrounds and other outdoor facilities opened on June 1. Park pavilion usage will continue be handled on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the summer; reservations will not be accepted.

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The weekly Marion Farmers’ Market at Taube Park (2200 31st St.) will be expanding its offerings and extending its hours beginning this Saturday, June 20. The market will be open from 8-11 a.m. on Saturdays and in addition to produce, baked goods and meats it will now offer artisan items and other handmade goods for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and observe 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.

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Several events that were once part of the community’s summer event schedule have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to those previously announced, the Lowe Park Music Under the Moon concert series sponsored by Veridian Credit Union and the 2020 Swamp Fox Festival have been postponed until 2021.

Community event organizers are working to determine appropriate alternatives in lieu of the traditional activities.

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