Monroe Parks and Recreation
Kiwanis supports many Parks & Rec activities
Monroe Kiwanis has been a longtime supporter of Monroe Parks and Rec Dept.
Kiwanis annually gives donations for recreation programs and park projects. Two of the major projects: Easter Egg Hunt, and July 4 Wagon Rides are detailed separately.
The club donates annually for t shirts for Midget League–a baseball program for boys 7-9 years of age. They have been a sponsor of this program since 1968.
A Recreation Fun for Special Needs program began the summer of 2001 with Kiwanis support. This program provides one-on-one supervision for children with special needs.
Kiwanis sponsors entertainment speakers for the youth center programs.
The club has been very generous assisting with various park development programs:
It funded entirely the new disc golf course at Twining Park; completed in two segments for a current total of 18 holes which are used extensively.
2006–donated $6,000 to develop a new Senior Park on Monroe’s westside.
2001–donated $2,000 for a skatepark.
Donated $3,000 to begin the funding of two soccer fields at Honeycreek Park.
Other major projects over the years have included:
- Twining Park walkway (1974)
- Prairie development at Honeycreek Park (1988) $3,000.
- A $10,000 donation as part of a bequest to the club by Dr. Nathan Bear for the Swiss Alps Cheeseland Park at Recreation Park in 1994.
- Donation to develop former East School area to develop a neighborhood park.
- Improvements in Northeast park in 1980.