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Al Borlin Park

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  1. Barbecues
  2. Beach Area
  3. Parking Lot
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. River Frontage

Al Borlin Park is the largest Monroe Park at 90 acres and among one of the oldest. Named after a former City Councilmember and Monroe school teacher who promoted parks and environmental education, Al Borlin Park provides the unusual opportunity to enjoy a secluded natural experience in an urban environment.

A peninsula formed by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek, the park is thickly wooded and crisscrossed with a 1.2-mile network of soft-surface gravel trails. Al Borlin offers stunning viewpoints of the wild river and bald eagles in their natural habitat. Trail access and a landscaped picnic area on the southwestern tip of the park can be accessed by crossing the pedestrian bridge from Lewis Street Park, where parking and a permanent restroom facility is located. A gravel road along the eastern edge from Simon Road provides both trail and river access for fishers and others. During the winter, the park is subject to be closed due to flooding.