Located in the heart of the city, lies Ellis Lake, the "jewel" of Marysville. A shining landmark for the city of Marysville, Ellis Lake was named after prominent businessman, WT Ellis Jr. in 1939. This lake is known as a favorite of city dwellers, small children and visitors to the city of Marysville. Friendly ducks and geese will stop and take bread from you as fish practically leap onto the lines of young anglers.
For many years, Ellis Lake has been described as a unique local attraction, hosting the city's annual fishing derby, hydroplane and cardboard boat races. The most remarkable centerpiece is the fountain, brought back to life through the concentrated efforts of local area businessmen who devoted themselves to HELP (Help Ellis Lake Prosper).
Ellis Lake offers picnic benches for those taking a break from a busy day and for those who desire a quiet evening by the lake. A pedestrian bridge crosses to a gazebo, located on a small island on the lake. This gazebo is ideal for weddings, gatherings and outdoor events. The 32 acre lake is surrounded by a paved sidewalk.
Whether you simply go for a walk, jog along the lake or feed the ducks, the beauty of the lake and scenery surround you. In the recent "Best of Yuba-Sutter", Yuba-Sutter residents voted it to be the best place to picnic, propose and take your kids.