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Construction to Start on Market Street Enhancement Project

Construction on new ADA sidewalks along Market Street, from 9th street to 10th Street, is slated to begin on Friday, June 11, 2021.  Improvements include the installation of new sidewalks, curb cuts, street trees and landscaping elements within the new curb extension (bump-out) features.  Bump-outs are designed to encourage slower vehicular speeds, offer increased safety to pedestrians crossing the street while adding stormwater retention properties and street beautification.  Work will start each day no earlier than 7:00AM and finish by 7:00PM in accordance with City Ordinance 0-621.

Funding for this project is made possible by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

For questions regarding the construction schedule, please contact the Engineering Division at 304.424.8568.   We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation during the construction project.



Summer 2021 Pool Information

The City of Parkersburg is proud to partner with Parkersburg YMCA for management and programming at our pools this summer. The Southwood Pool & Waterslide and City Park Pool & Splashpad will open weekends May 29-September 6, and weekdays June 8-August 18:
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Season passes will be sold beginning May 17th in the Parks office located in the City Park pavilion from 7:00-11:00 AM & 12:00-5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Call 304-424-8572 for rates.
For Rentals & and Special Events call 304-424-8572.

Weekend Fishing Restrictions

With the Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby scheduled for this Saturday April 17th , the City of Parkersburg will restrict all fishing beginning Thursday April 15th until the conclusion of the derby on Saturday at 1PM.

Beginning at 1PM Saturday both Southwood & City Park ponds will be open to fishing, subject to all State of WV Fishing regulations and subsequent bag and possession limits.


Trash Pick Up Delayed One Day

Trash pick up will be one day behind this week, due to this morning’s hazardous road conditions. Sanitation routes will operate one day behind normal schedule, with Tuesday-Saturday pickups. Any additional changes will be communicated through the City Facebook Page and website.


Holiday Closures

In accordance with WV Code §2-2-1; The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020. The City Building will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and will open for normal business at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.   The Sanitation Department will be one day behind schedule and will run on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th.


Peoples Bank to Pay All Memorial Bridge Tolls on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Peoples Bank announced that in appreciation of its clients and the community, it will be paying the tolls on the Memorial Toll Bridge on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
“With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to show our appreciation for the Mid-Ohio Valley, which has been our home and headquarters since we started in 1902,” said Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. ”We know this has been a stressful year for many, and we felt like this is a great way to thank and show support for our clients and the community. We are very thankful for our clients and the support we have received from them and the community this year”
“On Tuesday, November 17, we will pay for the tolls of not just our clients, but anyone crossing the bridge that day,” said Tyler Wilcox, Executive Vice President, Community Banking Group.
Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce stated “Throughout the years, Peoples Bank has continued to invest in our community. On behalf of those who will cross the Memorial Bridge on Tuesday, November 17, I thank Mr. Sulerzyski and his leadership team for doing their part to make residents’ days brighter by covering their toll while on their way to and from Parkersburg.”
Peoples Bank associates will be stationed near the toll booths at certain points of the day on Tuesday, November 17.

Christmas Parade

Parkersburg’s Reverse Drive-Through Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5. Units are stationary with spectators able to drive through from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.  Please see the application below for your organization to participate.

2020 Parkersburg Christmas Parade Application


Market Street Streetscape Enhancement

The City of Parkersburg invites concerned parties to attend a public meeting regarding the Market Street Streetscape Enhancement Project, on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bicentennial Park at 3rd and Market Streets in downtown Parkersburg.

This project proposes to enhance the streetscape along Market Street from 9th Street to 13th Street, including the easterly and westerly sides of Market Street.  The project’s goal is to encourage increased pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit rider amenities and activities, while also accommodating vehicular traffic that provides safe access to users of all ages and abilities.

Planned improvements include:

  • Replacing all existing sidewalks
  • Making appropriate ADA improvements, including curb cuts and standard ramps.

Other improvements that may be executed include:

  • Ingress/egress consolidation for local businesses
  • New decorative light fixtures on the existing telephone poles on the easterly side of Market Street
  • Installation of landscaping treatments (additional street trees spaced appropriately on the westerly side of Market Street)
  • New cross walks constructed at each intersection
  • Stamped concrete installed to be consistent with those installed previously on the lower sections of Market Street


Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce stated, “This is an opportunity for public input regarding substantial investment and infrastructure upgrades. It’s important for citizens, particularly those in the impacted neighborhood, to provide their input and feedback to the planning team.”

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to the Executive Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of the Municipal Building. Any residents or business owners, or others unable to attend may send questions or comments through email or regular mail to the attention of Mr. Tim Kirk, PE Project Manager:

MortonThomas and Associates

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 104, Parkersburg, WV 26105