Welcome to Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC)!

Our mission here at MCPARC is to provide you with quality park and recreation areas for all of your leisure activities.

From today's forecast to upcoming events, we wish to extend our mission through the MCPARC website by providing you with all of the information you need on our park and recreation areas. 



  • Fame Series at Palatine Park

    Fame Series at Palatine Park - MCPARC is organizing a free summer concert and arts series at the newly renovated Palatine Park.  The "Fairmont Arts and Music Entertainment series will begin on Saturday June 7th.  Vendors, artisans and a variety of entertainment including free movie nights will be available through September.  Contact the MCPARC office for a "FAME" summer schedule. 

  • Yoga in the Park

    Yoga in the Park - MCPARC will offer weekly yoga in the park sessions at East Marion Park.  Contact MCPARC for program dates and times.

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The Guyses Run Fishing Park is open four days a week until mid-October with excellent fishing opportunities. Hours of operation are Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm – Sundays 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Wednesdays (children are free) 4:00pm – 8:00pm – Fridays 6:00pm – 10:00pm. No fishing license is required and all fish are catch and release except for the trout.

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MCPARC offers a free playground program at seven playgrounds across the county.  This program will run from Monday, June 16th - July 24th, Monday through Thursday 9am - 3pm.  Sites for programs are: 612 MAC, Montana Mines, Fairview, Mannington, Farmington, Barrackville and 5th Street Park in Fairmont.  All sites are free with a free lunch provided. The program is geared for ages 6 - 13 and also welcomes teenagers as volunteer counselors.

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MCPARC offers a day camp program at East Marion Park at a cost of $16 per day.  The camp runs from 7:30am - 5:30pm five days a week from June 16th - July 25th and features a wide variety of field trips and activities along with daily swimming at the MCPARC Wave Pool.

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The Wave Pool is closed Monday 8/25/14 to Friday 8/29/14.  It will reopen Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8/30 - 9/1 and then will close for the season.  12th Street Pool is closed for the season.

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  • Water Aerobics Classes

    Water Aerobics Classes - MCPARC will be offering water aerobics classes at the 12th Street Pool starting on Monday, June 23rd.  Classes run from 10:30am-11:30am.  All levels of participants are encouraged.  Contact the MCPARC office to register. 

  • Movie Nights at the Parks

    MCPARC will be teaming up with the Marion County Library and the City of Fairmont to provide movie in the park nights at locations across the county.  Schedule to be determined, please contact MCPARC.



    Palatine Park ~ Saturday, September 6th - 8:00 pm

    RoboCop ~ Movie

    The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.


  • Learning Options Day Camp

    Learning Options Day Camp - The Marion County Learning Options will be holding a summer camp adjacent to East Marion Park offering a wide variety of programs and activities.  Contact MCPARC for more info.

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  • Adopt a Trail

     MCPARC has an ongoing Adopt a Trail program for the 18 miles of rails to trails we maintain. Contact MCPARC for more information on how groups or individuals can assist.

  • Curtisville Lake Campground

    MCPARC offers primitive and RV camping at the 700-acre Curtisville Lake. Newly built campgrounds are adjacent to a 70-acre lake with new bathroom facilities, playground and picnic shelter. Over 4 miles of walking and biking trails surround the lake that is approximately a 15 minute drive from downtown Mannington.

  • Disc Golf

    MCPARC is pleased to announce that in 2004 we assisted with the creation of this area's first Disc Golf course. This first involved creating a course layout at Morris Park, weaving through the the gentle hills and massive trees of this quaint little park. The City of Fairmont has enthusiastically given their support for establishing the challenging and fun game, one that all ages can get involved in. The WVDGA has recently completed the 18-hole challenging woods course entitled “Orange Crush”. The 36-hole disc golf course complex offers multiple tee boxes and pin locations throughout. For updated tournament information and course activities check out the West Virginia Disc Golf Association.

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