Marion County Parks and Recreation

Horseshoe Lake

Marion County includes 40 Parks Sites which feature boating, swimming, sports fields, hiking trails, and “one-of-a-kind” play areas for children. Some key locations include the Rainbow River, Brick City Adventure Park, John Van Fleet Sports Complex, and Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat. Take a break from technology with the amenities of nature and reconnect with the world around you.

Visit the Rainbow River which can be enjoyed in your canoe, kayak and paddleboard.

Brick City Adventure Park offers a running track, a football field, and guided tours, including a tour of White Cliff Cave. There is also a low-ropes course as well as an interpretive hike program, which traverses the local quarry. The park is locate at 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala, FL 34471, phone number: 

Baseball enthusiasts will also enjoy the John Van Fleet Sports Complex. The complex includes 4 baseball fields, picnic equipment, and playgrounds. The park is operated through a partnership with the East Marion Athletic Association. Located at14445 NE 14 St. Rd., Silver Springs, FL 34488.

The Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat lets guests cane, swim, fish, hike, picnic, and of course, play a round of horseshoes. One of the unique features of the park are the rentable, rustic-style cabins which sleep from six to twelve people. Each cabin includes a kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, four-burner gas stove, a dining/living room, and a lake-view screened in porch. Visit the park at 23532 NE 110TH Ave, Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Marion County parks and recreation services provide a wide array of facilities, activities, and events for visitors and residents alike. With the Rainbow River, Brick City Adventure Park, John Van Fleet Sports Complex, and Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat for starters, visitors will quickly find more than a few reasons to resist the pull of their phone screens and head outdoors to spend time with family and friends.