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. 



  • 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. 

  • 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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The Guyses Run Fishing Park is open four days a week until mid-October with excellent fishing opportunities. Hours of operation are Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm – 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.

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MCPARC offers a free playground program at seven playgrounds across the county.  This program will run from Monday, June 16th - July 24th, Monday through Thursday 9am - 3pm.  Sites for programs are: 612 MAC, Montana Mines, Fairview, Mannington, Farmington, Barrackville and 5th Street Park in Fairmont.  All sites are free with a free lunch provided. The program is geared for ages 6 - 13 and also welcomes teenagers as volunteer counselors.

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MCPARC offers a day camp program at East Marion Park at a cost of $16 per day.  The camp runs from 7:30am - 5:30pm five days a week from June 16th - July 25th and features a wide variety of field trips and activities along with daily swimming at the MCPARC Wave Pool.

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Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.The Wave Pool hours are 11 am until 6 pm and 12th Street Pool is open from 12 pm-7 pm. Both pools are open 7 days a week weather permitting. Contact MCPARC to reserve your private pool parties in the evenings.

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  • Water Aerobics Classes

    Water Aerobics Classes - MCPARC will be offering water aerobics classes at the 12th Street Pool starting on Monday, June 23rd.  Classes run from 10:30am-11:30am.  All levels of participants are encouraged.  Contact the MCPARC office to register. 

  • 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.

    5th Street Park ~ Friday, July 18th - 7:30 PM

    Lego ~ Movie

    This original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.


    Palatine Park ~ Saturday, August 9th - 8:45 pm

    Divergent ~ Movie

    This thrilling action-adventure film is set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.

    Free Popcorn & Drink from Marion County Marion County Public Library System


    Palatine Park ~ Saturday, September 6th - 8:00 pm

    RoboCop ~ Movie

    The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.


  • MCPARC Swim Lessons

    MCPARC lifeguards will be offering swimming lessons throughout the summer season at the 12th Street Pool.

    From beginners to more advanced swimmers, MCPARC will offer instruction to all groups. First session will be held June 9th to 19th and second session will be held July 7th to 17th. Time is 9:30am – 10:20am Cost per child per session is $40.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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