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flea market and the car show was a great event looking forward to next year love the park and the shade.
Trent Thomas Grandson
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Marion County Park and Lake

Marion, KS 66861
Telephone Number: 620.382.3240


About this Exploration:

The Marion County Park and Lake was established as a result of two FDR New Deal Programs.  There were a number of area sportsmen who wanted a prime fishing venue.  The declaration of Marion County as a drought area gave voters an added incentive to pass a bond issue for $15,000 to buy land for a lake project. 

James Meisner, site designer; Lt. Robert Horsley, commanding officer of CCC Black Veteran Co. #4755 and Supt. Edward C. McBurney, Soil Conservation Service engineer of the dam, were responsible for its completion in three years.
There is a self-guided tour of the Historic Marion County Park and Lake on the web site.  It starts with the historical marker honoring the CCC workers.  On the route, you will see examples of the recreational facilities made of native stone.  Many of these structures are still in use today.  Thousands of trees make this park one of the most beautiful spots in Kansas.

The scenic road around the lake is a popular route for walkers and running enthusiasts.  It is the venue for the Annual Old Settler's Day run.

contact info
Margo Yates
203 North Third
Marion, KS 66861
Phone: 620.382.3425
Fax: 620.382.3993
Randy Collett
208 E. Santa Fe
Marion, KS 66861
Phone: 620.382.3703
Fax: 620.382.3993
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