Parks & Recreation

Welcome

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 Fairgrounds, 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 citizens of all ages positive recreational opportunities in clean, safe, and accessible recreation facilities
  • Enhancing health, quality living, and the natural environment for 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's Parks and Recreation Department strives to enrich and enhance our community's quality of living. The department sensitively and efficiently manages Monroe’s diverse public lands, actively responds to the leisure needs of all residents, and effectively leads a collaborative community response to essential human services. 

We strive for excellence. We project a positive and enthusiastic attitude. We are accountable for our actions and value the needs and concerns of the public, coworkers, institutions, and other agencies.