Marilla Park

Morgantown, West Virginia

Marilla Park is a public park operated by the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC). It offers tennis courts, a skate park, basketball court, baseball field, public pool, and access to Deckers Creek and the Deckers Creek rail trail. This site on Deckers Creek is popular for fishing, skipping stones, and enjoying the view of Deckers while strolling the rail trail or waiting for a baseball game.

Important Notes: This is not a designated swimming area. This site is located downstream of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). Use caution especially after periods of rain. Please use designated trash receptacles.

Directions: Marilla Park is located on E Brockway Avenue in Morgantown, West Virginia There are free parking areas throughout the park. Deckers Creek runs parallel to E Brockway Avenue.

Friends of Deckers Creek is a nonprofit watershed group that serves to monitor and protect Deckers Creek and its tributaries. To learn more, visit deckerscreek.org.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 25th, 2021. Friends of Deckers Creek updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 25th, 2021 at 8:22 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Marilla Park is sampled monthly from September 1st to April 1st.

Source Information

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality throughout the Deckers Creek Watershed. Popular recreation sites are tested for total coliform and E coli as part of FODC’s bacteriological monitoring program. Samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method.

Sites are tested twice a month during peak recreation season (May - September) and once a month during the rest of the year (October - April). Samples are generally collected on Tuesdays and results are posted on Swim Guide within 48 hours. Advisories are posted when E coli concentrations exceed 410 cfu/100mL, following the EPA’s recommended criteria. A beach is marked green when results show that E coli is less than 410 cfu/100mL. A beach will be marked red when results show that E coli is greater or equal to 410 cfu/100mL.


Please contact FODC at (304) 292-3970 or info@deckerscreek.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to collect water samples. You may report pollution anonymously online via https://www.creekdog.org/.

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Water Quality Graph

Marilla Park

Morgantown, West Virginia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 25th, 2021. Friends of Deckers Creek updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 25th, 2021 at 8:22 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Marilla Park is a public park operated by the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC). It offers tennis courts, a skate park, basketball court, baseball field, public pool, and access to Deckers Creek and the Deckers Creek rail trail. This site on Deckers Creek is popular for fishing, skipping stones, and enjoying the view of Deckers while strolling the rail trail or waiting for a baseball game.

Important Notes: This is not a designated swimming area. This site is located downstream of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). Use caution especially after periods of rain. Please use designated trash receptacles.

Directions: Marilla Park is located on E Brockway Avenue in Morgantown, West Virginia There are free parking areas throughout the park. Deckers Creek runs parallel to E Brockway Avenue.

Friends of Deckers Creek is a nonprofit watershed group that serves to monitor and protect Deckers Creek and its tributaries. To learn more, visit deckerscreek.org.

Monitoring Frequency

Marilla Park is sampled monthly from September 1st to April 1st.

Source Information

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality throughout the Deckers Creek Watershed. Popular recreation sites are tested for total coliform and E coli as part of FODC’s bacteriological monitoring program. Samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method.

Sites are tested twice a month during peak recreation season (May - September) and once a month during the rest of the year (October - April). Samples are generally collected on Tuesdays and results are posted on Swim Guide within 48 hours. Advisories are posted when E coli concentrations exceed 410 cfu/100mL, following the EPA’s recommended criteria. A beach is marked green when results show that E coli is less than 410 cfu/100mL. A beach will be marked red when results show that E coli is greater or equal to 410 cfu/100mL.


Please contact FODC at (304) 292-3970 or info@deckerscreek.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to collect water samples. You may report pollution anonymously online via https://www.creekdog.org/.

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Water Quality Graph

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