Latest Tallgrass Trail Extension Open for Use, Volunteers Needed to Prepare for Future

The newest section of the Tallgrass Trail is now open for walkers, runners, and bikers, according to the Marion County Park District. While a celebration is set for the new addition, the district is already looking towards the future. The multi-use recreational trail is quickly running of cleared space and another grant coming in 2015 […]

Marion Tallgrass Trail Awarded Another Major Grant, Set to Unveil Newly Paved Section

This week the Ohio Department of Natural Resources conditionally awarded the Marion County Park District a $500,000 Clean Ohio Trails Fund grant. The grant will be used to extend the paved surface of the Marion Tallgrass Trail by an additional three miles in 2015, adding to what is being paved in 2014. The grant is […]

Paving to Begin on Large Extension of Marion Bike Trail

Barricades will be erected on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the end of the currently paved section (at the first bridge) of the Marion Tallgrass Trail. The closed section of trail will extend across Herr Road and State Route 203 to Espyville Road. This partial closure will protect trail visitors while Kokosing Construction Company prepares […]

Still Time to Help Grant Process for Tallgrass Trail

The Marion County Park District is pursuing a grant opportunity from the State of Ohio to pave three more miles of the Tallgrass Trail in 2015. Public input is an important component to the grant process and the District is looking for your help. The Park District held an open house to solicit public input […]

Public Input Needed to Help with Tallgrass Trail Grant

The Marion County Park District is urging the public to stop by an open house on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and provide feedback and suggestions about the Marion Tallgrass Trail. The public comments are an important part of the grant process and can give the local project a boost against other proposals. The park district […]

Grant Approved to Extend Marion Tallgrass Trail

The Marion County Park District announced today that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has conditionally awarded a $500,000 Clean Ohio Trails Fund grant to the park district for use in extending the paved surface of the Marion Tallgrass Trail. This grant, coupled with $167,000 in local matching funds, will fund the construction of approximately […]

Get an Up Close Look at Birds of Prey this Weekend

The Friends of Prairie Parks are sponsoring a “Birds of Prey” program on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Tallgrass Trail. Aimee Pico, of the Lake Milton Raptor Education Center in Michigan, and Kay Oster, a Marion resident, will be back to share their knowledge and provide an up close look at several […]

5k Run/Walk to Benefit Marion Tallgrass Trail

Leadership Marion! class of 2013 is organizing the Marion Tallgrass Trail 5k Run/Walk as their culminating project. All proceeds from this race will benefit the Marion Tallgrass Trail, a former railroad converted to recreational use in the nationwide Rails-to-Trails program. The run/walk will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013. While most local 5k’s take […]

Paver Sale to Benefit Marion’s Tallgrass Trail

The Marion County Park District is selling pavers to be installed at the Tallgrass Trail this autumn. If you would like a paver at the bike trail, you must have your order postmarked by Wednesday, October 3. Pavers are $100 for a small paver that can hold 3 lines of ten characters, or $200 for […]

Dedication Ceremony Set for Tallgrass Trail

The Marion County Park District will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday, June 8th at 2:30pm at the Marion Tallgrass Trail, 2309 Holland Road West. The public is invited to attend the event which will include the unveiling of a new sign.