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May 22, 2020

Summer 2020 brochure with educational and recreational opportunities is tentatively scheduled for release the week of May 26th. Our planning continues to prioritize the safety of our participants – with no offerings, or facilities, to be available prior to June 15th. This continues to be a moving target. We appreciate and ask for everyone’s patience during this time of uncertainty.

Garden Plots are still available. The City of Marshall and Marshall Municipal Utilities provide garden plots for rent to residents. These are located near the Water Plant (adjacent to Southwest Coaches, Inc.) Cost is $40 per plot. Please call our office for a rental or with any questions.  Only three plots remain for the summer!

Behind-the-Wheel Driver Education lessons are scheduled to resume Tuesday, May 26th. MCS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our instructors and students. As part of the reopening process, MCS has put together a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Behind-the-Wheel which will be available upon registration. Please contact our office with questions and for available lesson schedules.  All students must show a valid permit prior to registering.

As the global effect of COVID-19 continues to evolve, these uncertain times require the City of Marshall to take thoughtful precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. As part of the effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19, our community BikeShare will NOT be available for the Summer of 2020.

Ice Arenas in the state have been granted approval to reopen as early as June 1st. Guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health are being reviewed and will be implemented at the Red Baron Arena & Expo. A specific opening date will be communicated next week once ice is reinstalled.

The Adult Community Center remains closed to the public until further notice.

Boards and Blades Skatepark was closed this week until further notice due to users not practicing social distancing and vandalism.

We encourage all residents to enjoy our City Parks, including Loyalty Dog Park, while practicing social distancing guidelines.


For more information, please call 507-537-6767 (8:00am – 4:30pm) Monday through Friday or access us at

Marshall Community Services is temporarily located on the campus of SMSU – SS139. 
Our mailing address remains 344 West Main Street.

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MCSMarshall Community Services is a cooperative effort between the City of Marshall and Independent School District #413 ......a partnership dedicated to building a strong & vibrant community. The mission of Marshall Community Services is to promote or provide, through leadership, facilitation, partnerships and collaboration, an enriched community experience for all citizens. Marshall Community Services provides community education and recreational opportunities for Marshall and the surrounding communities.

The Marshall Community Services brochure is printed three times a year and includes programming for infant through adult citizens. Community events include an annual classic and collector car show in June. Annual 4th of July events are held in Independence Park and include the Festival of Kites and fireworks. The Lyon County Fairgrounds is the setting for the annual fair and the International Rolle Bolle tournament in August. The Sounds of Summer celebration, including a parade, live entertainment and family activities, takes place annually in August. The Pursuit of Excellence, southwest Minnesota's premiere marching band competition, is held in September. Homecoming weekend events at Southwest Minnesota State University are well attended by residents, students and alumni.

2020 MCS Winter/Spring Brochure