Our Parks, Our Places


Our Parks, Our Places: Parks, Arts, & Recreation Needs Assessment and Master Plan

Our Parks Need You!

Parks and Recreation is a key part of what makes Monticello special. Our community has invested in playgrounds, green spaces and gardens, sports fields, and the arts to give people places and programming to enjoy.

Now we’re looking to the future of parks, arts, and recreation – and we need your help.

This year, we’re completing an assessment of the infrastructure, amenities, and programming we already have and thinking about what we want to offer in the future. To make sure our efforts truly reflect our community, we want to hear your ideas for the future of recreation in Monticello.

We’re hosting a series of public events throughout the summer along with digital tools to connect with the public. Join us and help shape the future of Parks, Arts, and Recreation!

Upcoming/Past Events

  • We had a community kickoff event at the Monticello Farmers Market on Thursday, May 18 from 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth on Saturday, June 10 from 9-11 a.m. at Walk & Roll!
  • Thank you to those who joined us Thursday, July 13  through Sunday, July 16 during Riverfest to learn more about the project and offer your feedback!
    • Thursday, July 13: We were at the MCC's Community Block Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Ellison Park for the Chamber's Block Party from 5-8 p.m.
    • Friday, July 14: We had surveys and information at Family Night in Pioneer Park from 5-8 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 15: We hosted a booth at Art in the Park/Taste of the Town at Ellison Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 16: We handed our surveys and information from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Monticello Community Center.
  • We were at the Indoor Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to present the preliminary findings of our 2023 Needs Assessment, and to collect Youth Surveys.
  • The Parks, Arts, & Recreation (PAR) department will be at the Indoor Farmers Market on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to present the preliminary findings of our 2023 Needs Assessment, and to begin gathering additional feedback on our Parks Master Plan.
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