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Lowe Park

Lowe Park, located at 4500 N. 10th Street, is a hidden gem located just a short drive from Uptown Marion.

Lowe Park is home to walking trails, a children’s discovery garden, complete with a playground and lily pond; a perfect place to bring the whole family. Visit the art gallery or consider the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center for your facility rental needs.

The park is also home to the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts which is used for various programs, community events, and private rentals.

If you like gardening, you can visit the Iowa State University Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Gardens. Or, head over to the Lowe Park community gardens and watch members tend to one of more than 60 garden plots.

The west half of the 180-acre park is accessed via 4901 Alburnett Road. The park offers eight baseball and softball diamonds. Parking is available in partnership with Linn-Mar Community Schools.

A new entrance from the south via Irish Drive provides access to additional parking and walking trails that connect the east and west sections of the park.

Come out to one of the many family-friendly events. Friday, August 9, 2019 7:00PM Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts at Lowe Park will show the Moonlit Movie featuring “How To Train Your Dragon 3-The Hidden World.” This end of the summer, free family fun event will take place at sunset about 8:30pm. Come early to get your seats (bring your own blanket and/or lawn chair for seating). Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, but food vendors will be onsite to purchase from including: Kona Ice of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, Woolf’s Lunch Box, The Freeze, and FREE popcorn courtesy of El Kahir Shriner’s Popcorn mobile. There will be free kids entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m. including face painting, balloon artist, and inflatables. Come early to get your seats (and parking) and enjoy a beautiful night under the stars at Lowe Park!

Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:00PM - 8:30PM Picnic on the Prairie at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center just past Linn Mar High School on North 10th Ave. Marion. Picnic on the Prairie Concert featuring the “Dandelion Stompers” is free to the public. Sponsored by the Marion Arts Council & the City of Marion Bring your lawn chairs, refreshments & enjoy some New Orleans style jazz. A savory selection of horns and a grade-A rhythm section with a mixture of spicy vocals & you’ve got a recipe for Dandelion gumbo!

Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00PM - 10:00PM Woodstock Revisited A tribute to the life and times of the Woodstock Generation! It is a 50-year Anniversary Celebration of the original Woodstock at Lowe Park, Klopfenstein Amphitheater. The event will feature 6 tribute bands, 25+ food/arts/craft vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a relaxing, nostalgic flashback to 1969. Early Bird tickets available on Eventbrite. Adults $15, Students $7.Share the love, peace and music of this special event! For questions contact Jim Jacobmeyer 319.573.2537 or

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