Welcome to Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC)!

Our mission here at MCPARC is to provide you with quality park and recreation areas for all of your leisure activities.

From today's forecast to upcoming events, we wish to extend our mission through the MCPARC website by providing you with all of the information you need on our park and recreation areas. 

 

 

  • Adopt a Trail

     MCPARC has an ongoing Adopt a Trail program for the 18 miles of rails to trails we maintain. Contact MCPARC for more information on how groups or individuals can assist.

     
  • Fame Series at Palatine Park

    Fame Series at Palatine Park - MCPARC is organizing a free summer concert and arts series at the newly renovated Palatine Park.  The "Fairmont Arts and Music Entertainment series will begin on Saturday June 7th.  Vendors, artisans and a variety of entertainment including free movie nights will be available through September.  Contact the MCPARC office for a "FAME" summer schedule. 

Category: Featured News

The Guyses Run Fishing Park is open four days a week until mid-October with excellent fishing opportunities. Hours of operation are Saturdays 2:00pm - 10:00pm – Sundays 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Wednesdays (children are free) 4:00pm – 8:00pm – Fridays 6:00pm – 10:00pm. No fishing license is required and all fish are catch and release except for the trout.

Category: Featured News

Come with MCPARC to the Kentucky Derby and Festival!  Trip will be Thursday April 30 - Sunday May 3, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Download complete information here Kentucky Derby Info PDF

Category: News

  • Movie Nights at the Parks

    MCPARC will be teaming up with the Marion County Library and the City of Fairmont to provide movie in the park nights at locations across the county.  Schedule to be determined, please contact MCPARC.

     

     
  • Oglebay Festival of Lights Trip

    MCPARC will be going to Wheeling, WV on November 22, 2014 to the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights. Download complete information here

     
  • Rails to Trails

    MCPARC will be receiving a notice to proceed this fall for a $75,000 Recreational Trails Grant. Funds will go towards re-decking and adding railings to the 504' Norway Trestle on the West Fork River Ralph S Larue Trail.

Category: Newsflash

  • Curtisville Lake Campground

    MCPARC offers primitive and RV camping at the 700-acre Curtisville Lake. Newly built campgrounds are adjacent to a 70-acre lake with new bathroom facilities, playground and picnic shelter. Over 4 miles of walking and biking trails surround the lake that is approximately a 15 minute drive from downtown Mannington.
     

     
  • Fido's Backyard

    As of May 31, 2010, MCPARC is pleased to announce that the first dog park in Marion County has opened! Thanks to FIDO, (Fairmont Interested Dog Owners) there is now a four acre off-leash area dedicated to the dogs and their owners for their enjoyment.  The new park, titled FIDO’s Backyard, features a double gated entry, separate fenced-in areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs, benches, a wooded area, and a nearby picnic area.

    FIDO’s Backyard is located at the north end of East Marion Park near Pavilion #5, just past the basketball courts. Follow the Dog Park signs for more convenient parking. Pet owners are asked to please clean up after and take full responsibility of your pet.  
    About FIDO:

    FIDO is a group of dog owners formed in Fairmont, West Virginia, in order to develop dog parks in the Fairmont and surrounding Marion County areas. We hope to provide recreational areas for dog owners and their pets as well as promote dog-friendly activities in our community.

    For further information about FIDO and how they got this Backyard waggin’ its tail, check out their website:
    farimontinteresteddogowners.blogspot.com

     
  • Yoga in the Park

    Yoga in the Park - MCPARC will offer weekly yoga in the park sessions at East Marion Park.  Contact MCPARC for program dates and times.

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