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Parks and Recreation 352-671-8560
Court sports and playgrounds are open!

- all courts are open with no restrictions on number of players and type of games.

All county parks and recreation areas are open - with restrictions for some facilities.
- sports complexes may operate with approval granted on a case-by-case basis.
- restrooms are open within open parks and recreation areas.
- fishing platforms are open within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.
- swim beaches are open with the CDC's social distancing guidelines.
Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat rentals are available upon reservation only.

Open with limited access/capacity:
Gores Landing
     - camping has been reinstated.
Kiwanis Beach (Lake Weir rental facility)
     - Rental room available for groups of 50 people or less, within CDC guidelines.
     - Facility use available via reservation only.
KP Hole(R) Park
     - boat ramp open.                                                                                                         - personal tubes are prohibited until further notice.                                                       - VIP parking is now available. Click HERE to learn more and to register.
     - groups will be processed separately.
     - day use of park facility now available.
     - paddlecraft rentals are now available.
     - For the most up-to-date information related to tubes, rentals, pricing or park               rules, please visit contact our office at 352-671-8560.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee recommendations
CDC recommendations

Thank you all for your support while we prioritize the health and well-being of our residents and visitors.

Unit Management Plans

Silver Springs

Silver Springs
Conservation Area

View our current programs here! 

Welcome to Marion County Parks and Recreation!

Parks and Recreation flierWhether you are looking for new adventures, peace and quiet or the perfect spot for a special celebration, Parks and Recreation really has a place for everyone.

Parks and Recreation proudly maintains more than 40 park sites, which include everything from boating and swimming access, sports fields, hiking trails and one-of-a kind play areas for children of all abilities.

Discover the crystal clear waters of the Rainbow River on a kayak or paddleboard. Gather the family for a night to remember under the stars. Retreat from the daily grind with a trek on a hiking trail. There is so much to discover right here in Marion County!

We're more than just parks

Kayaking Silver RiverTake a break from the routine and from the technology that's constantly buzzing. Reconnect with yourself, your family and with nature! Our recreation programs offer fun and exciting experiences for children, adults and families. Channel your inner archer with Archery 101, take a subterranean journey through White Cliff Cave, join our staff on a guided kayak outing or make new friends by joining our flag football and co-ed softball leagues!

What are you waiting for? 

View our current programs here!

Plan your next adventure

Planning a wedding, birthday party
or other special event?

Parks and Recreation offers a variety of rental facilities to suit every occasion. From wedding venues, to birthdays, overnight camp outs and corporate events...we've got you covered! Explore the links below to learn more about each of our unique and affordable venues. All of our pavilions are available to rent by visiting the main office, by phone or online. Contact our office to reserve one of our facilities. Our friendly staff are happy to assist you.

Rentable Park Pavilion  Forest Community Center
 Pavilion rentals  Forest Community Center
 Horseshoe Lake Park  Kiwanis Beach at Albright Park
 Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat  Kiwanis Beach at Albright Park
 Southeastern Livestock Pavilion  

 Southeastern Livestock Pavilion


Parks and Recreation spotlight

We are proud to announce several new improvements at Coehadjoe Park! Eight new pickleball courts are now open to the public and include lighting, new parking, accessible sidewalks and spectator seating. The Coehadjoe Wildcat Natural play area also boasts several new play elements including at 95-foot long parkour course. These new play elements are made of Robinia Wood and are the first of their kind in the central Florida area. Come see for yourself!

Ma Barker House Museum

 Ma Barker House