Improving Community Recreation Opportunities
Marathon City is finalizing plans for a new 14.5 acre softball / baseball complex, two outdoor basketball courts and a challenge course playground. The new location moves the park complex away from busy streets separating spectators and participants from high traffic area, provides added parking capacity and includes a pedestrian tunnel to access the Marathon Elementary and Marathon Venture Academy.
The new facility will also include two public pavilions, a maintenance / equipment building and the infrastructure needed to support the annual Fun Days and other activities of the park.
The Current Veteran’s Park Facility is undersized for the needs of the community. At only 4.2 acres, the park has 1 regulation softball field, no playground, limited parking and no opportunity for expansion. Nearly 500 area children ranging from tee ball to high school Varsity Softball utilize the current facilities. Over 550 games and practices occur annually at Veteran’s Park.
Additionally, Veteran’s Park is located between two of the highest traffic streets in the Village. The annual Marathon Fun Days requires street closures and detours around the park area.
The new facility would provide increased access for practice, games and tournaments. The 14.5 acre site provides room for Fun Days expansion and increased flexibility for event planners. The new location moves the park complex away from busy streets separating spectators and participants from traffic issues.