Park Planning & Capital Projects

Master Trail Plan 

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is developing the City’s first Trails Master Plan. The goal of the project is to develop and plan that will serve the City’s residents over the next 20 years.  The scope for the project generally includes existing trail analysis, planning for future expansion of the existing trail system, trail design standards, and a robust outreach plan.  The new plan will serve as a decision-making tool with a system-wide approach that helps the City prioritize the allocation of available resources to local trails.  

Blueberry Childrens Park Playground

After receiving input from the public, the City is moving forward with constructing new playground at Blueberry Childrens Park. The playground will be 50% larger than the existing and provide more play opportunities than the current version. The feedback from the residents is reflected in the final design. Start of construction is dependent on the completion of the Blueberry stormwater project and the weather. This means, if the stormwater project is not completed on time (summer), the playground would be pushed to the following dry period (spring – summer 2024). 

New Pickleball Courts/Resurfacing

August 2023 the City is anticipating the installation of two new pickleball courts at Skykomish River Park and the resurfacing of the existing basketball and tennis/pickleball courts at Lake Tye. The goal at Lake Tye is to patch the cracks in the asphalt and resurface with a new overlay that includes restriping the courts. 

Trombley Park 

In 2021 the City of Monroe purchased the 5-acre site now known as Trombley Park. The goal for this land is to develop the site into a neighborhood park. In 2022, with the input from surrounding residence, the City developed preliminary design plan for the future development of the park. Due to the estimated development cost of $10 million, the project was broken into two phases. The City is currently seeking grant funding to develop Phase 1 (PDF). The goal of developing Phase 1 (PDF) is to develop three acres of the five-acre park area for the surrounding residents.


Under a 2002 agreement between Cadman, now Heidelberg Materials, and the City of Monroe, Cadman agreed to transfer approximately 140 acres to the City of Monroe for use as a new park. Cadman will retain 37-acres as an operations pad. The land is located between the Skykomish River and City’s Skykomish River Park. Once the transfer is complete, the City will begin implementing the Master Plan developed in 2018 (PDF).

Past Projects

  1. Highway 2 Bypass Temporary Trail Study
  2. Lake Tye Park and Cadman Master Plan
  3. North Hill Park Acquisition
  4. 2020 Park Bond
  5. ECPRD 2019 Bond

Highway 2 Bypass Temporary Trail StudyWestern Washington Presentation

Western Washington University (WWU) 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. For more information, email Mike Farrell.

Their reports may be found here: