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Browse through our monthly department newsletters for Parks and Recreation news and information.

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Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan

Since 1975, the City of Monroe has engaged in park planning.  Every six years, the PROS Plan is updated as a requirement of the State Growth Management Act (GMA) and to be eligible to apply for and receive state and federal grant funding.  The PROS Plan is scheduled to be next updated in 2020.  The update process will include a careful examination of community recreational needs.  Input from local residents, businesses and organizations will be collected through surveys and meetings to generate goals and policy actions for the updated PROS Plan.  Check here for news and updates.

Highway 2 Bypass Temporary Trail Study 

Western Washington University students participating in Sustainable Communities Program concluded the program’s coursework with a presentation to City of Monroe’s Park Board February 20, 2020. The student’s studied the City’s proposed temporary trail within the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) US 2 Bypass right-of-way, between Chain Lake Road to the east and eastern edge of Snohomish County Fairgrounds. The Program provided an opportunity for students to use the Trail project to gain experience working on an actual project with real-world conditions and clients. The three reports will assist City staff in developing a conceptual site plan to be used in future discussions with WSDOT.

Lake Tye Park and Cadman Master Plans

During 2018 the City of Monroe created two long‐range master plans for Lake Tye Park and the Cadman Site. The plans were based on an extensive public involvement process, and would help define the future of these parks. We would like to thank the community for their active participation in this process.

Visit these links to learn more about the Lake Tye Park and Cadman Master Plans: