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Marion County Park, 3 Shelter House

306 Willetts Drive
Ph: 641-828-2214
Knoxville, IA, 50138

This is an open air wooden structure shelter house at Marion County Park. The structure is 22 feet wide and 25 feet long,
placed on a concrete slab 22 feet wide and 36 fee long. There are 8 wood picnic tables included inside and 1 cooking grill
outside of the shelter. Shelter #3 has a scenic view of the Marion County Park pond; a rustic covered bridge
sets next to the shelter as well.

A modern restroom facility is close by the shelter and a playground next to it.

Reservations must be made 4 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

Please note this shelter has a distance of approximately 50 yards to either parking lot.  Driving off the roadway is prohibited.

If you have questions concerning your rental, please contact the park office at 641-828-2214 or email: marioncopark@marioncountyiowa.gov


Marion County Park is located on the southwest corner of the city of Knoxville at 306 Willetts Drive.


1 - large grill
8 picnic tables
Electrical outlets
Large green area adjacent to shelter
Modern restroom - ​approx. 320 feet away
Playground adjacent to this shelter


Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Refuse cans


The rate for a day rental is $25.00. This fee is Non-Refundable
A $4.00 NON-REFUNDABLE "Processing Fee" will be added for each shelter rental at time payment is submitted.
The full fee payment is required at the time of a reservation
Maximum 3 consecutive day rental

*  Reservations may be made up to ONE YEAR in advance of your rental date.
*  Rental must be in the name of a person that is 18 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the
   full term of the reservation.
*  If beer or wine will be at the facility, rental must be in the name of a person who is 21 years of age or older who
   will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation.
*  Shelters are NOT RESERVED from the last Sunday in October through the first Thursday in April.
*  If a shelter is not reserved, the public may use the shelter on a first-come, first-serve basis free of charge.
*  Shelters may not be rented or used for solicitation of goods, yards sales, bake sales, food trucks, etc.
*  Shelter will not be available for rental on certain dates in August, due to Special Annual Events.
*  All personal items must be removed from the shelter each day by 10 pm.
*  Discount Cards such as: "America the Beautiful", "Golden Age", "Golden Age Access", etc.; are not accepted when
   making reservations for facilities.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Shelter Check in time: (earliest 9:00 am).  Shelter Check out time: (latest 10:00 pm).
Open seasonally from the second Friday in April till the last Sunday in October.


Closed the last Sunday in October through second Thursday in April.


All RULES & REGULATIONS of the Marion County Conservation Board are in effect.
All laws of the State of Iowa are in effect.
Keg beer is prohibited.
Please call the Marion County Park Office at (641) 828-2214, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.