Parks & Recreation

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Monroe is treasured by its residents and visitors for its healthy, active and outdoorsy lifestyle. The sports capital of Snohomish County, Monroe is a destination for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.

Featuring NASCAR and demo events at Evergreen Speedway, premier wakeboard and triathlon competitions at Lake Tye and year-round events at the Evergreen State Fair Park, Monroe is the place to be! Take a hike on one of the many trails, go fishing, kayaking or white water rafting on the Skykomish River – The Adventure Starts Here!

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Mission Statement

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is committed to: 

  • Protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of Monroe through the development of a vibrant system of parks, open space, and trails
  • Providing residents of all ages positive opportunities for recreation and social gathering in clean, safe, accessible, and inclusive facilities and green spaces
  • Enhancing health, quality living, and the natural environment for present and future generations

“Any portion of an individual’s time not occupied by employment or life’s essential activities is leisure time, which is pursued for its own sake, to recreate, to experience the opposite of toil and enrich the body, mind and human spirit.”

Department Overview

Monroe is a lively center surrounded by nature. A place of beauty and goodwill. Our parks, waterways, and environment are healthy and accessible for everyone to enjoy. Friendly and responsive, we strengthen connections through gathering spaces, events, services, and community-centered infrastructure – creating a safe place for all. In Monroe, everyone feels at home, and everyone feels they belong.

Our maintenance and operations team of 7 manages 17 Parks with 288 acres, 23 trails comprised of 14 miles, 14 sports fields, 12 playgrounds, 7 sports courts and 7 picnic shelters, they also help facilitate 30+ events a year. Our admin staff of 4 facilitates those 30+ events, manages over 1,600 facility reservations, plans upgrades to our 17 parks and works to acquire new park, trail and open space areas within the city.