Covid-19 Update
UPDATE - May 20, 2020

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

Covid-19 Closures


  • Music on Main on May 28 is canceled.

  • Classic Car Cruise-In on June 12 is canceled.

  • Music on Main on June 25 is canceled.

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

Parks and Recreation

  • The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center will be closed through June 26th, per N.C .Gov. Roy Cooper's Executive Order 138.  Please click here to read a letter from the MAFC staff regarding credits and the suspension of bank drafts.

  • The 2020 Spring Baseball Season has been canceled with plans to provide opportunities in the late summer and fall while following appropriate social distancing.

  • Monroe recreation centers and community centers will open on June 8th for Beyond the Bell Summer Programming ONLY,  All other facility amenities will remain closed to the public including gymnasiums, fitness rooms, meeting rooms and game rooms.

  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center will be closed through June 26th, including all programming. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.

  • All outdoor restroom facilities will be open during park hours beginning May 11.  Playgrounds remain closed.

  • 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 closed to to public access.  All payments will be taken via phone as debit or credit cards.  A sign will be posted on the door to the Pro Shop so people can call the Pro Shop and pay with card on-site upon arrival.  
    2.  Individual cart use is encouraged -- one per person.
    3.  Time between tee times is being extended to ensure carts are available for individual use as well as to spread players throughout the course.
    4.  The starter area is roped off to ensure social distancing is achieved.

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


The City of Monroe provides our community with five parks.  Each park provides a unique experience to our citizens and surrounding communities.  Whether you're having a party, a reunion, a special event, or just a day taking advantage of the outdoors, our parks are the perfect spot.  The Parks and Recreation Department manages and operates several shelters available for reservation at each park. All of our parks are open to the public from dawn until dusk.  We hope you enjoy our parks and that they encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

Click here for a friendly reminder of our General Park Rules!

Click on the map below for directions to one of our beautiful parks!

Map of Monroe parks