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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.
MCPARC is pleased to announce that in 2004 we assisted with the creation of this area's first Disc Golf course. This first involved creating a course layout at Morris Park, weaving through the the gentle hills and massive trees of this quaint little park. The City of Fairmont has enthusiastically given their support for establishing the challenging and fun game, one that all ages can get involved in. The WVDGA has recently completed the 18-hole challenging woods course entitled “Orange Crush”. The 36-hole disc golf course complex offers multiple tee boxes and pin locations throughout. For updated tournament information and course activities check out the West Virginia Disc Golf Association.
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.
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:
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.