Parks & Recreation

2020-21 Fall Winter Program Guide CoverThe Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide quality recreation facilities and programs that promote healthy and active living opportunities for our residents.  We offer a variety of activities for all ages and fitness levels.  At our facilities, you can enjoy golf, swimming, athletic programs and leagues, fitness classes, senior programs and much more.  Day camps, after-school, and educational programs are offered year-round at many of our facilities.  Spend some time in one of our parks picnicking and enjoying one of our many playgrounds with your children.  Explore our downtown area as you enjoy a walk or run on the Bearskin Creek and Downtown Connector Greenways.  Or, if you prefer indoor activities, our Aquatics and Fitness Center has something for everyone.  Sign up for a membership and start your journey to a healthier life today.





 Click here for seasonal loose leaf collection information.


Click on the poster to register for the Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Dash!!!

Easter Eggstravaganza - March 27th 2020


Covid-19 Update
UPDATE - September 4th, 2020

Guidelines for Gradual Reopenings of Programs

All guidelines are based on recommendations from the NCDHHS and follow those specific requirements.

Summer Day Camp

Beyond the Bell Day Camp

Community Pools

Sports Camps

General Athletic Field Usage

Community Center Reservation Guidelines

For complete information regarding all city cancelations, please follow the following link:

Covid-19 Closures


Stay tuned for announcements for 2021 Special Events!

  • 2020 Classic Car Cruise-In Series Canceled.

  • 2020 Music on Main Series Canceled 

  • 2020 July 4th celebration Canceled.

  • All Dowd Center Theatre events are canceled until further notice.

Parks and Recreation

  • Please click here to read about important information and procedures regarding the opening of the MAFC Water Park on June 15.

  • The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center is now open on a limited basis.  Please call MAFC for more information.

  • Monroe recreation centers and community centers are now open for the Remote Learning Program and the Beyond the Bell and afterschool programs,  Gymnasiums remain closed to the public.  Meeting rooms are available for reservation with COVID guidelines in place.   Fitness center are now open.

  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center is now open for programming only.  Facility is not open for general public usage.

  • All outdoor restroom facilities will be open during park hours beginning May 11.  Playgrounds will open on Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 am.

  • All picnic shelters on City property are now open with social distancing encouraged.  Reservations are not allowed.

  • All common areas in parks, greenways, and golf courses will remain open with social distancing being encouraged.

  • Monroe Country Club golf course has made the following amendments in our efforts to protect both golfers and our staff as we continue on this Covid-19 journey:
    1.  The Pro Shop is open again with limited access. 
    2.  Two people may share a cart with the option of one person per cart if enough carts are available.
    3.  Regular tee time intervals are being re-established.
    4.  The starter area is roped off to ensure social distancing is achieved.
    5.  The driving range and putting greens have been re-opened.

  • Monroe Country Club golf course outdoor patio area is closed to promote social distancing.

  • Monroe Country Club golf course outdoor patio area is closed to promote social distancing.




Click here to explore all that Monroe Parks and Recreation has to offer in our program guide!



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