In accordance with this week’s updated guidance from the State of Iowa and consistent with other metro communities, City facilities in Marion will remain closed to walk-in traffic through May 31. Facilities will then be open by appointment only through June 15. This date may be adjusted as needed.

Despite the closure of facilities, City staff continue to work on-site and remotely to serve the community. Residents and businesses may conduct City business online, by phone, or via email. Find contact information and an overview of service implications by department at

Closed facilities include:

Marion City Hall (1225 6th Ave.)

Marion Public Library (1095 6th Ave.)

Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center (4500 N. 10th St.)

Thomas Park Administrative & Operations Facility (343 Marion Blvd.)

Marion Public Services Facility (195 35th St.)

Marion Fire Station No. 2 (3933 Katz Dr.)

Marion Police Headquarters (6315 Hwy. 151)

Transit Service

The City of Marion contracts with Cedar Rapids Transit to provide public transportation. Cedar Rapids Transit service is expected to resume on Monday, May 18, 2020, with certain restrictions. Learn more at

Curbside Garbage/Recycling

Beginning on May 18, the Public Services Department will no longer collect an extra bag or container of garbage at the curb without an extra bag tag.

The Recycling Drop-off Facility remains closed at this time. The Yard Waste Drop-off Facility is open weekdays from 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Parks & Recreation

Marion parks remain open for the community to enjoy. Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as group size restrictions and social distancing protocols are followed. Restrooms remain closed at this time and park users are responsible for carrying out any garbage brought into the park system.

Playgrounds and skate parks are closed by order of the governor. The City’s basketball courts and ball diamonds remain closed. This will be reevaluated at the end of May.

Marion Public Library

Marion Public Library will begin offering low or no-contact curbside hold pickup of library materials beginning Friday, May 22. The library remains closed to the public and all library programs and events, both public and private, have been cancelled through June 16. Due dates on library materials have been moved to June 16, 2020.

Garage Sales

Garage sales are still prohibited in Marion by local order. This will be reevaluated at the end of May.

The City of Marion is committed to updating residents as new information becomes available via the City website and its Facebook and Twitter channels.


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