Imagine8 is reaching completion with the final two projects expecting to break ground in 2018. This community visioning process kicked off in 2009 to generate ideas that would enhance quality of life and create a strong identity for Marion. Over 1,800 ideas were submitted and were narrowed down to the final eight – The Great 8.
These projects were incorporated into a successful Iowa Great Places application in 2009. Marion was awarded over $400,000 through the Iowa Great Places program to fund Imagine8 projects. Through the dedicated work of committee members and securing additional grants these projects have become a reality.
area and expanding along the commercial
corridor as opportunities develop.
ALL TRAILS LEAD TO MARION
MAKE A SPLASH
Along with the Park Board, identify the best locations and design elements for installing
splash pads in city parks.
EAT, DRINK AND BE MARION
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