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City of Monroe


Downtown Monroe Downtown Monroe is at the center of activity for Ouachita Parish and the entire northeast corner of the state, and has been for over 200 years. From a river port to a fort, to a hub for commerce and the arts, Downtown plays a pivotal role in the health and growth of the […]

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Emily P. Robinson


Monroe Recreation Recreation Master Plan The City of Monroe’s community centers are vital public assets that serve a range of functions daily. The centers provide facilities for sports and recreation, community gathering and organizing, training and learning valuable skills, celebrations and events, and safety and refuge for those in need. Manning Architecture Interiors Planning conducted two

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Monroe Parks


Monroe Parks Parks & Recreation Master Plan The City of Monroe has partnered with CARBO Landscape Architecture to enhance the beauty and functionality of Monroe’s largest parks: Charles Johnson Park, Chennault Park, and Forsythe Park. By seeking input from local residents and collaborating with other designers, a Master Plan has been developed to guide the

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Monroe Music A Music Strategy for City of Monroe and Ouachita Parish Ouachita Parish is rich with music and cultural heritage. Understanding the music economy can support venues, create a pipeline for musicians to grow and network, attract talent, create the best possible audience & artist experience and ensure that Monroe is a destination for

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Monroe Main Street

Monroe Main Street Overview Rich in history and hospitality, Monroe Main Street is home to a variety of restaurants, museums and art. From coffee shops to nightlife, Main Street is the ideal place to live, work and grow. About Main Street Downtown Walking Tours Take a tour of Monroe, Louisiana and explore Public Art, History

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