The centerpiece of Marysville is Ellis, a lake surrounded by greenery and sidewalks. It is bounded by 9th Street to the south, B Street to the east, 14th Street to the north and D Street to the west.
Ellis Lake was once an unsightly swamp. It was not until 1924 that the Women’s Improvement Club of Marysville commissioned John McClaren, famed designer of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, to turn the swamp into a “beautiful lake”. The project was completed in 1939. It was recently renovated, thanks in part to the current mayor, Bill D. Harris, Sr.
The lake, named for Marysville citizen W. T. Ellis, Jr., offers a pleasant walk, picnic areas, fishing and pedal boats. For decades, Ellis Lake hosted a 4th of July celebration every year, featuring power boat and cardboard boat races.
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