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City Improves Handicap Access for Fishing at Charles Mill Dam

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August 14, 2018
This year, during a routine cleanup of debris at the Charles Mill Dam, the City of Marion worked with an excavating company to dredge out a pond within the Mississinewa River creating an inviting area for fish to linger, allowing for easier access for disabled individuals to cast a line. The pond can be accessed using a ramp off the Mississinewa Riverwalk which runs along River Dr.

A group of citizens spoke with City Engineering Director, Mike Graft, and with the blessing of Mayor Jess Alumbaugh, received their request to have the ADA-friendly access. The work was done on August 13th by Dave’s Excavating at no additional cost to the City. Learn more about the City’s parks, Riverwalk, and other recreational opportunities by visiting
Mike Graft, City of Marion Head of Engineering
(765) 661-1534