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.
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!
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,
Director of Parks & Recreation
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
Vice President Wayne Crawford
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
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.