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. 



  • 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.

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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. 

  • 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.

  • Learning Options Day Camp

    Learning Options Day Camp - The Marion County Learning Options will be holding a summer camp adjacent to East Marion Park offering a wide variety of programs and activities.  Contact MCPARC for more info.

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  • Disc Golf

    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.

  • 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.

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