Park Reservations

The public is encouraged to use the park facilities for the purpose of recreation, celebrations or civic purposes. Along with the privilege to use those facilities comes the responsibility of leaving the facilities in the same condition it was received. There is no fee unless the function is a for profit event. If park facilities are being used by an individual or organization for financial gain a city occupational license must be purchased from City Hall as well as the applicable facility fees.

To make a reservation, please complete and submit a Park Reservation Form.


2017 League Rules


- Tri-County Baseball & Softball

- Grand River Rules


Will be updated for the 2017 Season this spring


Municipal Swimming Pool


The new Municipal Swimming Pool is under construction with an anticipated opening date of Memorial Day 2017.


Baseball Field Reservation Calendar

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Reservations of one of the 3 Baseball Fields at the Disney Complex are on a first come first serve basis.  To reserve a field, please send all pertinent information to: 


Required information for field reservation includes:

1) Ball field Number or Name

2) organization / league

3) date 

4) time (from and to)

5) Point of Contact name and phone number


Click HERE to view the current Baseball Field Reservation Calendar

Ball Field Scheduling Rules

  1. All Coaches must schedule practices through the City of Marceline webpage under the Parks and Recreation tab.

  2. All practices will be assigned by date received.

  3. No coach can schedule more than 2 practices per week between May 15 and July 1.  If time is not allotted for all teams, then practices can be removed.

  4. Coaches canít schedule more than two weeks in advance.

  5. T-ball should request west and east fields only.

  6. There will be a rain-out number provided for each coach after sign-ups.

  7. Field Reservations are for 1.5 hours.

  8. The field reservations and cage reservations are separate.  If you just want the cage, then specify, if you want both specify, etc.

  9. Game scheduling will also be done through the city webpage.  These can be scheduled more than 10 days in advance (these are games outside of the recreation league and concessions are only available if the manager wants to take it on).

The City of Marceline is proud to offer a variety of parks and recreational facilities to the public.

Ripley Park:  Ripley Park is located in Downtown Marceline and features 4 acres of beautiful grass, trees, and a pond.  Several events are held in Ripley Park throughout the year, with the biggest event being the 4th of July. Ripley Park houses a lot of history in the City, including an early 1900 steam engine that Walt Disney personally visited in the 1950's.

Marceline Municipal Swimming Pool:  The pool is currently under constructed with an anticipated opening date of Memorial Day 2017. The pool will be able to be rented for private parties and host several night swims for families throughout the summer time.

Baseball Fields:  Marceline Parks & Recreation had over 135 children playing baseball over the summer, with a game almost every night!  Featuring three ball fields, children get to play a lot of ball games and have practices. A new concession stand has been added for visitors to better enjoy the games.

South City Park (Country Club):  This park is over 16 acres, featuring two shelter houses that can be reserved by the public. The country club lake is in the center of the shelter houses and makes for great fishing. The country club also has an in-progress walking/jogging trail that citizens can use to walk around the lake.

New Reservoir:  The "new res" city lake has over 175 acres of water for fishing and duck hunting. The lake is known for great bass, catfish and crappie fishing. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on lake. The lake also has a boat ramp and restrooms.

Old Reservoir:  The "old res" is 62 acres of water with great fishing and waterfowl hunting. Visitors can enjoy a fishing dock, restroom and a boat ramp.