Imagine8 | eight ideas for marion
Imagine8 is reaching completion with the final two projects expecting to break ground in 2017. 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. Through the dedicated work of committee members and securing grant opportunities these projects have become a reality. Read on to see what's next for Marion!
Create free WiFi hotspots in the core Uptown area and expanding along the commercial corridor as opportunities develop.
Explore funding and expansion options for expansion of the Marion Library in a public/private collaboration.
all trails lead to marion
Connect and expand trails in Marion to adjacent communities with a focus on establishing a system along the central corridor.
Establish a community activation network to connect new residents and volunteers to organizations, create future leaders to serve the community.
Make a splash
Along with the Park Board, identify the best locations and design elements for installing splash pads in city parks.
Expand facilities and green space in the community, including programming at Lowe and Thomas Park, possible amphitheater space.
eat, drink and be marion
Identify sites for new and expanded restaurant and entertainment venues, to include development of incentive programs.
functions & fitness
Build a facility for community meetings, recreation opportunities, youth programs and senior activities; indoor courts, fitness and aquatics space.