The City of Monroe and Snohomish County Fire District 7 are working together in partnership to promote water safety.
Today, July 18, City of Monroe Parks staff and Snohomish County Fire District 7 Water Rescue crew are working together at Lake Tye Park to install a buoy line at the beach area that will delineate where the lake bottom generally begins to drop off. This new feature will signal to swimmers to stay within their abilities closer to the shoreline where the lake bottom is a more gradual slope. There are no lifeguards on duty at the lake. Swimmers do so at their own risk.
There is a prominent teal blue-colored information kiosk located at the beach with important water safety information posted in both English and Spanish that include life jacket safety recommendations, bathing recommendations, waterfowl feeding prohibition and water quality information. The lake is sampled and tested monthly and results of the testing can be found on the City’s website here http://www.monroewa.gov/721/Lake-Tye-Water-Quality-Testing Our Fire District 7 participates in a free life jacket loaner program. Free day-use life jackets are available at the Fire District 7 station located at 163 Village Ct. Monroe, and also at the Lake Tye Park concessions stand. Questions? Contact Monroe Parks & Recreation at (360) 863-4557.