Are You a Dog Lover?

A volunteer committee is being formed to examine the feasibility of a dog park in Monroe. Catnip & Carrots Animal Bunch (a local animal welfare organization) is spearheading the discussion together with help from our Public Works Dept.

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2 pm & again at 7 pm at the new Community Room, 6 East Ave., next to the new library. The Dog Park committee will be discussing locations, feasibility, funding, and other related items. All interested residents are invited to attend this information session. Read more »

MOMS Club of Monroe and Middletown hosting OPEN HOUSE

07/16/2010 11:00 am
07/16/2010 2:00 pm

Kids play games at last year's MOMS club open house.

MOMS Club of Monroe and Middletown is a support group for stay-at-home mothers. Every month we schedule Kids Day Outs, Moms Night Outs, Mom and Tot Lunches, and playgroups. Come to our open house on July 16th at Monroe Community Park at 11:00 am for lunch, games and refreshments.


Monroe Crossings Park Open for BMX Racing and More....

The City's Public Works department has completed a recreational trail and playground at Monroe Crossings Park on Rt. 63. The future soccer area has been seeded and will hopefully be ready for play next spring.
Also, Monroe BMX's new new board of directors (along with help from parents) have finished the BMX race track and installed a starting gate at the park. Races are now being held there most weekends. Read more »

Light Up The Sky Monroe

07/04/2009 12:00 pm

submitted by Mark Bursley

Monroe's "Light Up the Sky" Fourth of July Festival will end in a bang with fireworks displays on July 4th at Monroe Community Park.

 Fireworks will begin at dark, with gates opening at noon on Saturday. Events are planned for the whole day, including a parade, rides and games for the kids. The schedule for the 4th of July events and games is listed below. A schedule and more information is available on page 12. 

12:00 Little Miss/Mr. Red, White and Blue

1:00 Sack Races

2:00 Best Apple Pie Judging

2:30 Hot Dog Eating Contest

3:00 Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

4:00 Watermelon Toss Read more »

Shakespeare in the Park: "Romeo and Juliet"

07/24/2009 7:00 pm

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) returns to the Community Park this summer with their performance of Romeo and Juliet. The production will be directed by CSC Artistic Associate Christopher Guthrie in a very contemporary urban setting using Shakespeare's original text.  

Last year's Midsummer Night's Dream was a hit with even the youngest audience members. CSC presents Shakespeare in  a way that is fun and exciting for those new to Shakespeare as well as seasoned fans. Romeo and Juliet's story of teenage romance and explosive family feuds is perfect for an outdoor setting and a great way for the whole family to enjoy Shakespeare together.  Read more »

Players Needed for Ye Olde Time Baseball Game

The Red Stockings Baseball Team (of 1869) will be coming to Monroe to take on the Monroe's Golden Lads as part of Log Cabin Days in the Park on August 8 at 1:00. 

Players are still needed for Monroe's team. If you are interested in playing, please call Tracy Shell (email) at 600-0366 or Gene Williams at 539-9581 (email) to sign up. More information about the Red Stockings at

Park Board Announces Summer Events

The parks will be a busy place for families this summer with movies, theater, and a vintage baseball game.

First up is a movie scheduled for Friday, June 19th. Madagascar II - Escape to Africa will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) returns to the Community Park on July 24th, with Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 p.m. CSC presents the classic story in a high-energy setting that keeps both children and adults engaged.

On August 8th, the Cincinnati Redstockings vintage baseball team will take on players from Monroe. A full day is planned including games and a movie at dusk. The Monroe team is forming now. If you would like to play, details on joining the team are on page 8.


Vintage Baseball Game

08/08/2009 1:00 pm
The Monroe Historical Society will be sponsoring a day of vintage baseball on August 9 at the Community Park. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Mark Bursley of the Red Onion will be providing the “normal ballgame fare” with brats, hot dogs, taffy, popcorn, peanuts, etc. Monroe grads Kara Cover and Paul Jutte will be singing The Star Spangled Banner and Take Me Out to the Ball Game. The game will begin at 1 p.m. between the 1869 Cincinnati Redstockings ( and a local Monroe team. Former Mayor Elbert Tannreuther will be umpiring the game and Councilman Tracy Shell will be the coaching the Monroe team. The log cabin will be open and games from the 1860s/70s will be available for all ages. A movie is also planned at dusk. Call Tracy Shell at 513-600-0366 if you wish to volunteer to play some ball the “old-fashioned” way, or you can call Gene Williams at 539-9581, to volunteer and participate in some fashion, for a Saturday of fun.

Flags are Flying at Veterans Memorial

Right: Bob Hale, whose tireless efforts have made the Veterans Memorial a reality,  salutes the newly raised American flag.

As of February 7, the flags are flying at the new Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Rt. 63 and Main St.

Even on such a cold day, a good sized crowd was on hand to watch as Bob Hale raised the American flag to take its place among the flags representing each of the armed services.

Elbert Tannruether and Bob Hale each gave a short address before the ceremony. Read more »

Eagle Soars at Veterans Park

  The Veteran’s Memorial is taking shape and should be completed before Memorial Day. The “Spirit of America”, a bronze eagle specifically designed for the Veteran’s Memorial and purchased by the City in 2002, was recently taken out of storage and ­installed at the new park.