City of Monroe Parks
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Altrusa Park. A very small park located in the heart of downtown with benches, picnic area and small performance platform. This site provides access to the Riverwalk along the south bank of the River Raisin.
Arbor – Lorain. A small “pocket” park site at the intersection of Arbor and Lorain Streets. The park provides some playground equipment.
Boyd Park. Improvements were made to make this park more accessible, and include a paved meandering access path, trees and landscaping, benches, playground equipment, new picnic area and permanent picnic tables, a small performance area with cement stair seating, and decorative fencing around the park perimeter.
Calgary Park. The site includes a small selection of playground equipment, a backstop and a picnic shelter.
Frenchman’s Bend Park. This is a small neighborhood park with playground equipment and some open space in the Frenchman’s Bend Subdivision.
Hoffman Park. The nearly 3 acres of Hoffman Park are found in a residential area west of Telegraph Road and north of Seventh Street. The neighborhood park provides playground equipment and a large open play area.
James and Hendricks Park. A mostly undeveloped site in the northwest part of town at Roessler and Hendricks Streets, the sites are adjacent at this intersection forming a large “L” shaped parcel of over 3 acres. The site contains a playground structure.
Lavender Park. Lavender Park is a small neighborhood park. Several pieces of playground equipment are available. A tennis court, picnic shelter, benches, and a basketball half court are on the site.
Manor Park. Manor Park includes playground equipment, two roller sport courts, a ball field, a tennis court, a large multi use play area, and a picnic shelter are included on the Manor Park site. A small paved parking lot is available off of Donnalee Dr.
Plum Creek Park. Plum Creek runs diagonally through the park site and hosts playground equipment, a large multi use play area and basketball court. An historic monument with reference to the 2nd Battle of the River Raisin is located on the site.
Winston Park. This small neighborhood park is located at the end of Winston Court in the southwest corner of the City. A large swing set, picnic shelter and park benches are the primary park elements.
Elm Avenue Bike Path. This paved path begins in downtown Monroe near the historic Custer Monument at West Elm Avenue and North Monroe Street. The path continues west along the south side of Elm, crossing over to the north side of Elm at Cranbrook Park and continuing on to Munson Park. The path varies from three feet wide up to approximately eight feet wide and two miles in length. The view of the River Raisin and historic markers along the way have great appeal for the walkers, joggers, bikers and in line skaters who use the path year round. Benches in several locations provide resting-places along the path. Some sections of the riverbank are host to patches of wild flowers and grasses and offer opportunities for shore fishing. Paved parking and drinking fountains are available at St. Mary’s Park, Veteran’s Park, and Munson Park. This path is now part of the River Raisin Heritage Trail, which also extends into Sterling State Park, offering almost 8 miles of riding pleasure. Rich in history, the River Raisin National Battlefield is located on the trail near the back entrance into the State Park. Take advantage of our great resources and ride your bike today!
Father Cairns Park. Located south of West Eighth Street between Union and Roessler Streets, the park includes playground equipment, a lighted ball diamond with spectator seating, full basketball court, and a roller sport court.
Hellenberg Park & Field. The site is located adjacent to the River Raisin and includes a boat launch, shore fishing, one baseball diamond, a picnic shelter, cooking grill and a basketball court. Other site amenities include a paved parking lot, playground equipment, restrooms and a large multi use play area. There is also a pedestrian bridge connecting to a natural area on Sterling Island. There is an historic marker on the site describing the Battle of the River Raisin during the War of 1812.
Riviere Aux Raisins Park. This 1.9 acre site at the northwest corner of North Dixie and East Elm Avenue has a monument to the 1813 River Raisin Massacre. The River Raisin Memorial Cairn has already been relocated to Riviere Aux Raisins Park from its former location across Elm Avenue on the north bank of the River Raisin. There is an historic marker on the site.
St. Mary’s Park. St. Mary’s Park is an attractive facility on the north side of the River Raisin, on Elm Ave. just west of the Custer Monument and flag pole display. Lighted tennis courts, basketball courts and bocce ball courts provide active recreation opportunities. The site also includes park benches, playground equipment, drinking fountain, a restroom facility, picnic tables and improvements to address access for individuals with disabilities through a paved entrance off of the parking lot with additional disabled accessible parking spaces. The park has many mature shade trees, a band shell with disabled access and a picnic shelter and cooking grills. Additional ornamental landscaping and a sculpture of an eagle were added in 2005. Downtown Monroe is connected to the site by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Footbridge over the river. A large paved parking lot invites visitors to begin a tour of historic Monroe from this point, which connects to the Elm Avenue Bike Path. St. Mary’s Park is a highly visible gathering place that hosts a summer walking program, concerts and movies, and is often involved in hosting music festivals, and other downtown and community events on weekends.
Soldier & Sailor’s Park. Located on the south bank of the River Raisin, the park is well equipped with tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, a picnic shelter, cooking grill, horseshoe pits, benches, shuffleboard courts and a large multi use play area. Shore fishing opportunities are also available. The park has some historic significance as one of the two former sites of the Custer Monument, now located in the downtown area adjacent to St. Mary’s Park. A flagpole dedicated to soldiers missing in action or prisoners of war is located near the center of the park. This site is also linked to the downtown through a recent extension of the downtown Riverwalk.
Veteran’s Park. A paved bicycle/pedestrian path connects Veteran’s Park to the River Raisin Heritage Trail. There is also a paved walking path along the riverbank. Veteran’s Park is located west of Telegraph Road on the north side of the River Raisin. Veteran’s Park includes paved parking for approximately 75 cars, playground equipment, restrooms, picnic tables, benches, a drinking fountain, picnic shelters and several cooking grills. Some picnic shelters and tables are handicapped accessible. Shore fishing and places to view wild life along the river are also available. The site includes flag poles and monuments honoring World War I/II and Korean War Veterans. Monuments were recently constructed to honor soldiers of the Gulf War and the current War on Terror.
Munson Park. Located on the extreme west side of the City, Munson Park includes 212.07 acres adjacent to Monroe Custer Airport. It includes both active and passive areas although the emphasis is on active pursuits. Four lighted regulation adult softball diamonds with spectator seating and flagpoles at the ball diamond entrance, two youth sized ball diamonds, twelve soccer fields, a soccer concession/restroom building, four tennis courts, a large community built playscape, a jogging/exercise trail, walking/biking trail through the woods at the north end of the property, approximately 80 acres of restored native prairie grass, a skate park for skateboarding and inline skating, a pond with a spray fountain and two sand volleyball courts are found on the developed part of the park. Winter recreation activity areas include an outdoor ice skating on the pond located near a sledding hill. Paved parking lots provide parking for approximately 200 vehicles. Picnic shelters with cooking grills near the playground equipment offer respite from the active areas. The ball diamonds are serviced by a two-story concession building with a food concession and restrooms on the lower level and a scorekeeping loft on the upper level. Drinking fountains are available at the picnic shelter area, and at the ball diamond concession and the soccer concession areas. The City offers community garden plots for rent where local residents may grow fresh vegetables and fruits within the undeveloped part of the site.
Cappuccilli Park. The park is located on East Elm Avenue on the north side of the River Raisin between Michigan Avenue and Winchester Street. This park has a picnic table and opportunities for shore fishing. There is a flag pole on the site and a paved sidewalk running through it. It is a place to stop and rest on the River Raisin Heritage Trail.
Central Park. This green space is located at the corner of Noble and Baptiste in the Mason Run Development. The site has paved sidewalks and several ornamental flowering trees.
Cranbrook Park. This is one of two parks that separate North Custer Road from the River Raisin. Park benches offer places to access and view the natural beauty of the river. Flowering ornamental trees are planted throughout the length of the park. Shore fishing is also available. An historical marker is located on the site with reference to the first blacksmith shop to serve the settlement along the River Raisin.
Crescent Park. This green space serves as the welcome way to the Mason Run Development located at Crescent Drive and East Elm Avenue. This pleasant site is in close proximity to the River Raisin and features a relaxing park setting with places to sit and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and decorative lighting.
Front/Third/Union. Front/Third and Union Streets hosts a small gateway/green space.
Gateway Park. A small historical site with flag poles and a floral display in downtown Monroe, Gateway Park serves as an attractive entrance to Downtown in close proximity to the south bank of the River Raisin. An historic marker is located on the site with reference to the Old Southern Railroad.
Labor Park. This is a very small open green space in the middle of a commercial area and a residential neighborhood in the eastern half of Monroe. There is an historic marker on the site with reference to Col. John Allen.
Memorial Park. Sometimes referred to as Kentucky Memorial Park, this park is a pleasant shady space on the northwest corner of Monroe and Seventh Streets with several large red oak trees, historic marker and a flag pole. The site is an old historic cemetery dedicated to a group of soldier’s from a Kentucky regiment that fought in the War of 1812. An elaborate floral bed is planted on the east side of the park along Monroe Street.
Mill Race Park. A substantial sized green space and natural area with restored native prairie grass. The River Raisin runs along the north boundary of the park offering shore fishing and opportunities to view wild life along the river bank.
Oak Forest Park. This is an undeveloped natural area with a substantial stand of mature shade trees and natural areas
Rauch Park. This linear green space serves as an entryway into the city off of the I-75 corridor and provides a buffer between residential and industrial development on the city’s east side. It is divided by Winchester Parkway and fronts on the River Raisin on the north boundary.
River Raisin Memorial. This small green space, with a historical marker noting the River Raisin Massacre, is located on East Elm Avenue between Riviere Aux Raisins Park and the River Raisin.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. This park is located adjacent to Monroe Alternative High School, formerly known as Orchard School. The site contains two basketball courts, playground equipment, a picnic shelter, and cooking grills. Paved parking is available next to the school.