Dear Marionville Residents, 

Exciting news! 

Marionville has been awarded an RTP grant of $126,162.00 from the Department of Natural Resources for the Logan Park project, chosen as one of seven projects in the 2023 round. Regulated by the Department of Natural Resources and funded through the Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration, this grant marks the beginning of an incredible journey.

We're eager to keep you updated as we progress through the project. 

Our next step involves collaborating with the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments to complete an environmental review, and the timeline for this varies. Anticipated groundbreaking is set for this spring!

To recap the features of this beautiful park, it will include a 9-foot-wide walking trail to accommodate wheelchairs, pedestrians, and bikes safely. 

A stunning butterfly garden will grace one end of the park, and a fence along Highway 14 will ensure our children's safety. 

Ample parking is planned in a 190' x 40' lot, complete with ADA parking.

A heartfelt thank you to those committed to the 20% match of $30,000. Contributions can now be fulfilled via cash, credit, debit card, or check payable to the City of Marionville, marked "Logan Park project" in the memo. Checks can be sent to City of Marionville, care of Logan Park Project, PO Box 410, Marionville, MO 65705.

We express our gratitude for the $6,500 in cash donations with “In kind” being 18 hours of labor and $1500 for equipment usage. To make a donation or inquire further, please contact City Hall at 417-258-2466.

Thank you for your continued support as we bring this transformative project to life.

Please feel free to share this great news!                                   Logan Park Project


Marionville, "The Land of Seven Springs" was founded in 1854 by James Marion Moore. Early settlers came, camped and established homes due to the abundance of clear, fresh water provided by the springs in the area.

In the area that is now the City park; a creamery was established in 1911. It was rated second in the state, producing 38,529 pounds of butter in 1913. Sometime shortly after the creamery, the Honey Creek Bottling Works, a soft drink company, established business in the park east of the creek.

Following those businesses a tomato canning factory was located where the present pavilion is located in the park. The canning factory closed and in 1963, the Marionville Lions Club bought the property for back taxes. Through the efforts of several residents and the Marionville Lions Club, the land was purchased and a park was born.

Visitors come to Marionville in hopes of catching a glimpse of our white squirrels. The totally white creatures roam the yards and are protected by City law. The squirrels have been here, reportedly since the late 1800's.

Pictures of the squirrels have graced the inside of the 1915 Marionville College Yearbook and they have received national recognition in newspapers and televised documentaries.

In 1938 the abundance of apple orchards in the area earned Marionville the title, "Apple Capitol of Missouri." Visitors come to buy apples, attend the apple festival, "Applefest" and enjoy the towering oak trees and Victorian architecture of some of the early homes.