With help from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant our department is prepared to move forward with the next phase of the Bearskin Greenway, which includes additional greenway trails connecting Don Griffin Park to Creft Park. The project also includes the renovation of Creft Park. For more information regarding the newest addition to our greenway system, click below to view the Creft Park and Bearskin Greenway Phase III Master Plan:



City of Monroe Greenway MapBearskin Greenway in Dickerson ParkBearskin Greenway in Belk Tonawanda Park

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Click here for the City of monroe Parks and Recreation Greenway Master Plan!


historic downtown greenway

Take a leisurely stroll along the Historic Downtown Monroe Greenway.  Whether you begin and end at Belk Tonawanda Park or somewhere else along the greenway, you will enjoy a scenic walk or run winding through Historic Downtown Monroe.  Banners and markers along the sidewalks guide visitors on this one-and-a-half-mile loop.  Discover the rich history of our Downtown as you follow this map.  You will pass merchants to explore and restaurants to dine in.  Whether you are seeking solitude and serenity or a friendly place to meet up with friends, the Historic Downtown Monroe Greenway has something for everyone.

Bearskin Creek greenway

This 1.1-mile asphalt trail will connect Don Griffin Park, the Union County Farmer's Market, and Belk Tonawanda Park.  As a part of this project, an additional section is being constructed at the Dickerson Recreation Center along Bearskin Creek connecting the Recreation Center to the baseball/softball complex at this facility.  This project was funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bike/Pedestrian (STP-EB) funds and state matching funds.  When used in conjunction with the Historic Downtown Greenway loop, it provides approximately 3 miles of greenway within the city for our residents to enjoy.

MAFC/PWAC Connector Greenway

This beautiful section of greenway connects the Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center to the Parks Williams Athletic Complex.  This  greenway provides access to outdoor opportunities from the aquatics center to the athletic complex.