Organized in 2002, Friends of the Marion Parks, a nonprofit organization, has supported the department through purchasing equipment, providing volunteers to assist with events or programs, and coordinating park staff recognition. The Board of the Friends of the Marion Parks meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. from March to October. Since all projects are supported by memberships and donations, a membership drive occurs in early September. New and renewal memberships are welcomed anytime throughout the year. Individual memberships are $10, family memberships are $15,and lifelong memberships are $175.
If you have ideas for projects, are interested in volunteering or would like to serve on the board, please contact volunteer coordinator, Marjorie Jensen at 377-5516 or the Marion Parks Dept. 447-3590 for more information.