Posts Tagged: matter park

Community Day Obstacle Course & Fishing

Join us for this fun family day!  Fun obstacle course includes rope swing, tire run, zip line, water cannon, and much more. Small fee to run the course. Funds raised help low-income families in Marion. Free activities including fishing at the Matter Park pond. Picnic, prizes, giveaways. Get your tickets today!  

Gardens of Matter Park, The

Located in the heart of Matter Park along the Mississinewa River, the Gardens of Matter Park are 6.3 acres of aesthetic beauty. The gardens have become a regional Hoosier garden showcase, which utilize Proven Winners plants, and have earned the prestigious designation as a Proven Winners Signature Garden. Beautiful water features, gardens, and garden structures grace the area. A butterfly garden and a children’s garden provide learning tools for the next generation. The gardens are the site of memories in the making, hosting weddings, reunions, graduations, concerts in the park, and other wonderful community events.

Great American Car Show

What makes America great?  Cars! Join us for this Rain or Shine Classic Car Show event presented by the Mississinewa Valley Corvette Club and the City of Marion Parks Department. Classics and custom vehicles throughout the park.  Pre-Entry $15 includes t-shirt, must register by 5/1/18.  Day of Show Entry $15.   All proceeds benefit local charities.   50’s and 60’s musical entertainment by KC’s Oldies, door prizes, food vendors, games and 50/50 drawings.  Awards at 3pm include Best GM, Best Ford, Best Chrysler, Best Rat Rod, Best Engine,Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Unfinished, Barry Bunker’s Pick, Club President’s Pick &… Read more »

Matter Park

Open year round. The largest and oldest park in Marion, possessing a strong naturalistic character, is the center for many festivals. Don’t miss the native beauty of the butterfly/wildflower garden! Within the park are softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking trail.

Painted With Grace 5K Run/Walk

Celebrate the beginning of spring by walking or running the Painted with Grace 5k! Join us for this 5K ‘color’ run/walk for everyone age 10 and up. Participants will be doused in brightly colored, non-toxic, powdered paint at each mile. All runners are encouraged to wear white for maximum color potential!  At the finish, each runner throws paint high into the air. Face masks and eyewear encouraged.  Sign in at 10:00 am, race begins 10:30am. The proceeds from this race benefit Grace House, a residential program for men in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. $25 early bird runner includes… Read more »