Marathon Community Park
Picturesque Marathon Community Park is located on 5 acres of Township owned land on Marathon Edenton Road, just a bit north off U.S. Route 50 in Marathon, Ohio. Nestled in among horse pastures and woods, Jackson Towsnhip's only public park provides residents with a walking and bike trail, modern playground equipment, a basketball court, picnic tables, benches, a shelter, and a peaceful environment. As much a place to bring the kids for the playground equipment, you will also find Marathon Community Park a relaxing atmosphere to sit on a bench or under one of the mature trees and read that latest novel.
As a rural community, Jackson Township has no sidewalks along roadways for people to walk, jog or ride a bike safely out of traffic. Marathon Community Park offers a convenient place for residents to exercise in safety on its paved walk and bike trail (3.5 trips around the trail equals one mile). A convenient paved parking lot is located at the entrance to the park for residents that don't live nearby. The park is open from dawn to dusk, year around. No motorized vehicles are permitted beyond the parking lot and young children must be under adult supervision at all times