Most people living in Monroe are being faced with a new reality of self isolation and staying at home. However, some fresh air and time in the outdoors is a great idea to beat cabin fever. Parks in the city of Monroe are open and ready for visitors, just be mindful to keep your distance from other groups of people and avoid play structures for now to ensure there is no exposure to lingering germs. Studies have shown that even a few minutes outdoors in nature can help to ease anxiety and reduce stress naturally.
Enjoy the Outdoors Living in Monroe By Visiting City Parks
Rejuvenate at Lewis Street Park and in Al Borlin Park. These two parks are connected by a pedestrian bridge that crosses Woods Creek. Lewis Street Park is located on State Route 203 just north of the lovely Lewis Street Bridge. This park is the oldest in the city and is home to impressive cedar trees. There is an updated play area for children to explore once the threat of the virus passes, but for now the soft-surface trail system offers nice views of the Skykomish River. Restroom facilities are available for guests. The parking area to the south of the park provides easy access to Lewis Street Park as well as a boat launch on the west side of the bridge.
Al Borlin Park spans 90 acres and is the largest in Monroe. It is easy to spread out here and enjoy nature. This park is thickly wooded and situated on a peninsula formed by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek. Explore the 1.2 miles of gravel trails. Watch for bald eagles and fish in the river. Also take advantage of the picnic area. Visit the city of Monroe website to find more information about all of the parks available to those living in Monroe. Beat cabin fever and explore the city’s parks.