Trails Master Plan Project

Project Overview

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is creating the City’s first Trails Master Plan. The new plan will establish a framework for improving, growing, and maintaining Monroe’s network of trails over the next two decades. The Trails Master Plan will help guide City decision-making, set priorities, and direct the use of resources so that Monroe has a great trails system for all to enjoy.

Public Survey

Please provide your input on the Trails Master Plan through this online questionnaire! The City would like to know the reasons you walk or bike, what trails you use, what problems there are with current trails, and where you would like new trails. The questionnaire should take five to ten minutes and will be open until October 29, 2023. If you'd like to complete the survey in multiple sessions, you can return using the same browser and the responses you've already entered will remain.

Public Input

Public input is accepted at any point during this project by emailing the Project Manager, Ben Swanson, at There will be opportunity for informal discussions during Open House sessions. The first Open House took place on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Stay turned for further Open House dates in the Spring. 

Project Budget

The City has budgeted $275,000 to develop the first Trails Master Plan. The need for the Trails Master Plan was first identified in the 2022 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). Following the adoption of the PROS Plan, the City incorporated the project into the 6-year Capital Facilities Plan and funded the project in 2022.

Planning Process Goals

  • Incorporate community input and priorities
  • Use feedback to craft a vision and strategies 
  • Assess existing trails and plan for future trails
  • Evaluate the cost and feasibility of priority trail projects
  • Develop a 20-year plan to improve, grow, and maintain Monroe's trail system

Learn More and Help Shape The Plan 

Trails Plan Graphic

To create a trails network that can be enjoyed by those who live, work, and recreate in Monroe today and in the future, the City is planning on hosting in-person and online opportunities to share project information and gather your feedback. 

Attend public meetings, sign up for email updates, and get involved in community surveys. 

Planning Process Timeline and Overview

Trails Plan Timeline