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Boat Launch WayfindingBoat Launch

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – Lewis Street Boat Launch
The City received a $20,000 grant from Forterra for regulatory and wayfinding signage to be installed at Lewis Street Boat Launch and Overlook. Forterra, Land for Good is a land conservancy which acts to protect, enhance, and steward Washington State land. In addition to the Forterra grant, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission donated $5,000 to the signage project to support State Park’s goals to promote river stewardship, safety, and sustainable recreation.

The signage project will initiate implementation of the Skykomish-Snohomish Rivers Recreation Concept Plan (PDF). City of Monroe staff actively participated in developing the concept plan. This signage project is needed to promote the Plan’s goals to promote river stewardship, safety, and sustainable recreation. 

 Staff is expecting to complete this project by December 2021.  For more information, email

City Gateway, Wayfinding, Park Sign Design

In 2017 the city formed an ad hoc Economic Development Advisory Board charged with developing a set of recommendations and 5-year investment strategy to support business recruitment, retention, and expansion. 

One of the recommendations was to replace the city’s aging gateway signs and develop a gateway and wayfinding sign program to greet visitors and residents with an attractive sign design that makes a good first impression; helps people navigate through the community; and promotes economic development by highlighting key destinations and attractions.

Lake Tye All Weather Field Project LT Soccer Field

Lake Tye Park All-Weather Field Project will convert two natural grass athletic fields to lighted synthetic turf multi-use athletic fields at Lake Tye Park. Located north of Fryelands Elementary School will change existing natural, turf soccer field and south ballfield to all-weather synthetic turf, extending number of days and hours available for outside play. The project scope also includes LED lighting, backstops, fencing, and landscape installation.  For more information, email

Rotary Field ADA Restroom Improvements 

Staff is obtaining proposals to convert existing Rotary Field manual doors to automatic for ease of access, an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvement. Once installed, the doors will operate automatically from a touch pad. Installation is expected to be completed by late summer / fall 2020.  For more information, email

Rotary Field Netting Project Miracle League

The project will install field netting behind the Miracle League Baseball and Rotary Field right, outfield fence.  Rotary Field is little league / special needs baseball diamond located in the scenic Skykomish River Park.  Netting will be installed behind the existing outfield fence to extend the total height to 20 feet above grade. This project was scheduled for completion spring 2020 but was delayed by Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 issued March 24th in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.  The City has resumed this project and scheduling installation for summer/fall 2020. For more information, email