The City of Monroe’s Riverwalk connects Soldiers and Sailors Park with the Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge which crosses the River Raisin to St. Mary’s Park. The Riverwalk travels along the River Raisin, below the Macomb and Monroe Street Bridges with several entry and exit points along the way. Use the Riverwalk to experience the beauty of nature in the heart of Downtown Monroe.
St. Mary’s Park offers a wide range of outdoor recreation activities. With tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic shelters and more, families and friends can spend an enjoyable day along the River Raisin. The Bandshell offers opportunities for concerts, movies and festivals with an open lawn to spread out your blanket and enjoy.
With City Hall, the Monroe County Courthouse, Dorsch Memorial Library and First Presbyterian Church on one side, Loranger Square offers a relaxing retreat in the midst of the working world. Featuring the Lotus Fountain, Pavilion and picnic tables; people use Loranger Square to eat lunch, take a rest during their shopping trip, as well as, have concerts, family gatherings or get married in the Pavilion.
Hidden between historic downtown buildings you will find Altrusa Park which features picnic tables, a small stage and an excellent view of the River Raisin. This pocket park has access to the Riverwalk and is an excellent location for a lunch hour retreat.
The Monroe County Historical Museum organized a Walking Tour in an effort to highlight those buildings that show architectural significance throughout history. The tour can be done on an individual basis with the help of a guiding brochure and takes most people approximately one hour to complete. A brochure of all of the residential and commercial buildings on the Walking Tour can be found in the Document Downloads section of this website. More information can be found by contacting the Monroe County Historical Museum at 734-240-7780.
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