As we continue to make progress in the State's Phased Reopening Plan, we are beginning to see some light in what has been an extremely challenging few months. The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths are currently at the lowest rate in New York and Orange County since the pandemic began. While we remain hopeful that we will continue to trend in the right direction, we need your help to make this happen!
With the warm weather upon us, it is understandable that we want to take advantage of all that our Town has to offer as well as the activities we are accustomed to during the Summer season. We have all missed "normal" life. However, it is critical that we continue to adhere to the guidelines that are in place for our individual safety and the well being of our community.
A few things to note regarding Town Properties:
- All Town Offices remain closed to the public until further notice
Round Lake Pavilion
area remains closed to the public. Fishing is permitted for Town residents. Masks should be worn when social distancing is not possible on the dock area. Boating is also permitted for Town residents via the launch area. As a reminder, gas powered motor boats are not allowed on Round Lake. Boat rentals will not be available this Summer.
fields, pavilion area and bathrooms remain closed to the public. The Mombasha walking trail is open. Please adhere to social distancing protocols.
Faber Farm/Berry Road Park
remains closed for all activities until further notice.
Orange & Rockland Park
is open. Please practice social distancing and be sure to utilize the trash receptacles to dispose of any garbage.
Smith's Clove Park
fields, playground areas and bathrooms remain closed.
For information on additional outdoor activities available throughout the County as well as current schedules, please visit the Orange County Tourism website at
Unfortunately, the Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival scheduled for June 20th has been canceled due to the current protocols regarding social gatherings. However, we are hopeful that we will be able to hold the Fall Food Truck Festival as planned, with the appropriate safety measures in place. Please stay tuned for additional details in the coming months.
In closing, I have had the pleasure of speaking to many local business owners throughout the pandemic, each more grateful than the next for the outpouring of love and support they have been shown by our community. As businesses slowly begin to reopen, they will need our continued support and patience now more than ever as they work to adhere to strict guidelines in place for everyone's safety. In addition to in-person visits, the Monroe & Woodbury Relief Market Facebook page is another great way to show support to our local businesses.
On behalf of the Town Board, thank you for making our Town the wonderful place it is. We'll always be in this together.
Supervisor, Town of Monroe