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Marion County Park District

Greenspur, located on St. Rt. 203 2 1/2 miles north of Prospect, is a seven acre wooded area. It is on the spur line from the old Interurban line to the old power plant along the Scioto River. It is largely second-growth woodland. The address is 4990 LaRue Prospect Rd S,  Prospect, OH 43342 


The local match for this land was donated to the park district by former Marion County Commissioner John Watkins, and the balance was provided by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

A small pond on the property provides a wetland.

We hope that this park will eventually be a stop for the C, D, & M rail-trail, which will come north from Delaware, Ohio.


Monarch butterfly at Greenspur. (Photo by Bob Klips)Wildflower at Greenspur. (Photo by Bob Klips)Swallowrail butterfly sips from wildflowerat Greenspur.

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Marion County Park District
222 West Center St, Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740) 223-4161

Naturally wild, naturally fun!