Mission Statement

The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department and Park Board will strive to be fiscally responsible in maintaining and expanding facilities, land and programs accessible to the citizens of Marshall and Saline County.

Upcoming Events


  • If you would like to know about the events going on at the park, contact the office at (660)886-7128

About Us

The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department welcomes you to our website. The best public park in the Midwest is ready to serve. Our crews have worked hard with general maintenance and up-keep of all our facilities. Marshall has one of the best public 18-hole golf courses--ready to challenge golfers of all levels. The Aquatic Center has multiple slides, zero-depth entry and a separate diving well. Our 18-hole disc golf course has recently been expanded to 36-holes. Our park also includes the Skate Park, which is open every day that weather permits. The landscape and flowers are in full bloom throughout the spring and summer and our shelters are available to rent year round.
The parks are open for comfort, relaxation, and family entertainment in a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Activities are planned for all ages and venues. We would love to have volunteers assist with our programs. Help us build a stronger community!

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A Note From the Director

As we start a new year, I can’t help but think about our past. I firmly believe that you can’t know where you are going unless you know where you have been. The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department has a storied past. It all began in 1933. On March 20th on the recommendation of Mayor Joe F. Swisher the City Council approved the purchase of 110 acres from the Ralph and George Duggins for $5,000. The purchase of this land was not looked upon with much favor among the citizens of Marshall, as this land was commonly referred to as “goat hill”. Since this purchase there have been many changes and improvements to our parks. These Leaders had a vision. They knew that for Marshall to be a viable, thriving community that people needed to relax, unwind, and recreate.
The Marshall Parks & Recreation Department is very excited about our program offerings for 2015. You will find the traditional programs along with some new and very diverse offerings.
As we continue to upgrade and improve, the Marshall Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing the citizens of Marshall with the quality expected. I want to thank you, the voters for your confidence in MPRD with the sales tax extension in February 2008. You can now see the use of those tax dollars with the now completed renovations of Travis Guthrey Playground in Indian Foothills Park and the playground in Henry Peyton Park.
I'm extremely proud of our staff, as we continue to provide comfortable, relaxing family entertainment in a safe and welcoming environment. Some of which include:
The “Blooming Flowers” are our signature. We continue to expand and add flower gardens in all areas of the park. The plethora of color is priceless!
The Archery Range continues to draw worldwide attention with their annual Mo-Jamboree Annual Shoot.
The MAC (Marshall Aquatic Center) continues to be one of the finest outdoor facilities in the region.
Indian Foothills Golf Course continues to shine as it is guaranteed the best golfing value in the region.
The Skate Park is being utilized every day the weather permits. Many professional skaters have praised our community for providing a quality facility.
Peyton Park, Shelter Houses, Disc Golf Course, Sand Volleyball Courts, Horseshoe Courts and the Tennis Courts are all very valuable assets and are used regularly.
Thank you for your continued support of the parks. Get out and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you in the park.
Thanks for visiting,
Jeff Stubblefield
Director of Parks & Recreation

Marshall Parks and Recreation Board Members

From left to right bottom row:
Patrick Kennedy, Nancy Kleinschmidt, Sam Untiedt
From left to right top row:
President Mike Lamberson, John Angelhow, Ronnie Hill, and Scott Fann
Back:
Vice President Wayne Crawford

Park Staff

Jeff Stubblefield, Director of Parks & Recreation
Linda King, Business and Technology Coordinator
Lori Godsey, Aquatics Coordinatior and Recreation Coordinator
Dale McDaniel, Golf Operations Coordinator
George McComas, Golf Course Superintendent
Tim Rodgers, Asst. Golf Course Superintendent
Tim Reeder, Park Maintenance
Roy Wolfrum, Park Maintenance
Roger Choate, Park Maintenance

Park Employment

If you would like to work at the Park there are several positions available, such as: Lifeguard, Junior Lifeguard, MAC Front Desk, Concession (Golf/Pool), Maintance, Golf Maintance, Day Camp Counselor, Umpire, and Office Assisstant.

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Park Policies

  • Park hours are from 6 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  • Park closes earlier during winter months and may remain closed to motorized traffic due to hazardous driving conditions relating to ice and snow.
  • Speed limit in the park is 15 mph.
  • Vehicles must remain on paved or graveled roads and parking areas. (City ordinance #6256)
  • Excessive noise is prohibited and enforced. (City ordinance #7103)
  • Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed around Marshall Aquatic Center, Tennis Courts, Travis Guthrey Playground, Marshall Skate Park, Lyon Bowl Fields, Osage Field and parking lots, Peyton Park, Lakeview Shelter, Hilltop Shelter, Golden Age Shelter and Lion’s Club Shelter. (City ordinance #6264)
  • Alcoholic beverages ARE permitted at Battle of Marshall Shelter, North Point Shelter, Optimist Club Shelter, Seminole Court Shelter, West Wind Shelter, Horseshoe Courts, Sand Volleyball Court, Lake Minesa, Archery Range and Indian Foothills Golf Course.
  • The discharge of fireworks or firearms is prohibited. (City ordinance #5745)
  • Fires are allowed ONLY in designated fire/barbeque pits.
  • Overnight camping is prohibited unless permission is received from the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • Self-propelled vehicles (skateboards, bicycles, roller skates/blades, sleds, etc.) are prohibited from the tennis courts, shelter houses, ball fields or any other facility not specifically designated for their use.
  • It shall be unlawful to damage or remove any tree or plant, or pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or plant, disturb grass areas, or in any way injure or impair the natural beauty of the park.
  • No dumping of trash or yard waste is permitted.
  • City of Marshall leash law will be enforced. (City ordinance #7040)
  • All Missouri Department of Conservation fishing regulations are enforced at Lake Minesa.
  • No hunting or trapping permitted within Indian Foothills Park.
  • Swimming, wading, boating and ice skating on Lake Minesa is prohibited.
  • Sledding and snowboarding is prohibited at Indian Foothills Golf Course.
Frequently, Parks and Recreation Staff may videotape or photograph participants enrolled in programs, classes, events or enjoying park facilities. The photographs are for Marshall Parks and Recreation publications, flyers, brochures, program guides or advertisements. All photos and videotapes are for Marshall Parks and Recreation use.
The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department and Marshall Park Board does not provide insurance coverage for injuries suffered while participating in programs or using facilities. All participants and users of Park facilities do so at their own risk. We, therefore, urge that anyone participating in programs or using Park facilities make their own provisions to provide adequate coverage with their own insurance carriers.
The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department assumes no responsibility for private lessons of any type given in the park.
  • All practices on the park fields must be scheduled through the Park Administration Office Monday—Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. –5:00 P.M. at 886-7128.
  • Fields are only available if no games are scheduled that night.
  • Time Limit of 1 ½ hours per practice session.
  • Reservations can only be made 1 week in advance.
  • All make-up games will take priority over scheduled practices.
Shelters are available for your group’s picnic, family reunion or Sunday afternoon outing. Seminole Court Shelter, Optimist Shelter, Lions Club, North Point, Hilltop, Battle of Marshall Shelter, West Wind, and Lake View Shelters can be reserved for a fee of $25.00. These shelters can be used by anyone when not reserved. Shelters may be reserved up to one year in advance of desired date. (Example: if you wish to use a shelter on May 1, 2007, you may reserve it on May 1, 2006). A reservation is not completed until the fee is paid. Individuals are welcomed to pay between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday—Friday at the Parks Administration Office. Requests may be made by telephone or in person. If the fee is not paid within the week, the shelter will become available for other requests. Reservations of less than a week of desired date must be paid for immediately. A receipt will be issued on payment and this receipt must be with you during the use of the shelter and will be your proof of reservation. SHELTER FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Shelter reservations may be transferred to another available date or location up to 30 days in advance of the reservation.
In an effort to standardize our policy and provide improved communications with our participants, Parks and Recreation has adopted the following guidelines:
  1. Decisions on the cancellation of evening programs due to inclement weather will be made by 4:00 P.M. daily and KMMO radio station will be notified. Please do not call the Parks and Recreation Department. Cancellations after 4:00 P.M. will be made by the program or activity official.
  2. Decisions regarding morning programs will be made by 7:30 A.M. and announced as quickly as possible thereafter.
In activities where fees are charged, they are minimal and help provide for professional instruction and/or provide officials for our activities. All fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable unless activities are cancelled. You can register for programs by going to the Marshall Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office, online at www.marshallmoparks.net, or call 886-7128.

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