Marion County Parks & Recreation Department
It Starts in Parks: Achievement, Community, Conservation, Economic Development, Health, Heritage, Nature, Florida's Future
grown people is recreation the renewal of life; for children, it is growth the
gaining of life."
- Joseph Lee
|The Recreation Division is tasked to provide outdoor and resource-based recreation programs that enhance the quality of life for our residents. Recreation and play are important for healthy childhood development promoting motor skills, social skills and creativity. The division utilizes a number of parks and natural resources in building stronger families. The number and variety of activities, recreation programs and park facilities are fun, but most importantly, they provide life lessons that build future happiness and success for both children and adults.|