Marion County Park and Lake will soon have another attraction, regulation horseshoe pits, according to lake Superintendent Steve Hudson.
“I’ve seen lots of campers put their own posts in the ground and play,” Hudson said. “This way they will have the luxury of playing in a designated area.”
The pits will rest just west of the lake office, south of the playground west of the lake hall.
Hudson said the horseshoe pits will be made of street bricks inherited from the City of Marion and special clay.
“There won’t be any sand in the pits,” Hudson said. “Instead we’re looking to get blue clay. It’s the professional grade stuff, but we’re having a little trouble finding a supplier nearby.”
Hudson said Boy Scouts also built flower planters with the bricks.
“We hope to have the horseshoe pits finished by the Fourth of July,” Hudson said.