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. 



  • 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:

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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.

Category: Featured News

The Wave Pool is closed Monday 8/25/14 to Friday 8/29/14.  It will reopen Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8/30 - 9/1 and then will close for the season.  12th Street Pool is closed for the season.

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  • 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.



    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.


  • Mountain State/ MCPARC Lacrosse Camp

    MCPARC is offering summer lacrosse camps for girls and boys entering grades 6th-9th.  Contact MCPARC to register.

  • 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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  • Geocaching

    Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit.  Within the many parks and trails we manage you can find hidden treasure. Not the gold and silver that wayward pirates might have lost but something just as fun to find. Geocaching is a fun and exciting, family friendly activity that you can participate in year-round.

  • 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.

  • 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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