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Marion church’s wellness and fitness campus open to the public

Members of a church on Marion’s northwest side hope their newest project will have a positive effect on the neighborhood they serve.

Logos Christian Ministries unveiled its new wellness and fitness campus during an open house held last Saturday. The campus, located on church property adjacent to its main facility at 582 Lee St. in Marion, features a 1/8-mile long walking track, basketball court, gazebo, two fire pits, and several benches.

Rev. Jackie Peterson of Logos Christian Ministries said the development of the wellness and fitness campus is just another way her congregation is reaching out to the neighborhood where it’s located and the greater Marion area.

Volunteers put the finishing touches on the Logos Christian Ministries Wellness and Fitness Campus prior to an open house at the facility held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. The new facility is located behind the church at 582 Lee St. in Marion.

Volunteers put the finishing touches on the Logos Christian Ministries Wellness and Fitness Campus prior to an open house at the facility held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. The new facility is located behind the church at 582 Lee St. in Marion.

“We as a church like to give back to the community,” said Peterson, who’s been pastor at Logos since 2009. “We had this property next to the church that we had purchased from a wonderful family and we were thinking of ways we could use it to serve people in Marion, and not just our own church members. So we came up with the idea of the wellness and fitness campus. We approached the Marion Community Foundation along with OhioHealth and Marion Public Health to see if they would partner with us to make this a reality.”

Peterson said she hopes folks who live on Lee Street and surrounding neighborhoods will enjoy the park.

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Rev. Jackie Peterson, center, and members of the Logos Christian Ministries leadership team officially open the church’s new Wellness and Fitness

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