Mombasha Park

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Welcome to Mombasha Park!

Mombasha Park was dedicated in 2007 to offer residents and guests a means of active and passive outdoor recreation. Operations and maintenance of the park is made possible through the Town of Monroe Maintenance and Highway Departments, Town of Monroe taxpayers, local athletic leagues, generous supporters and donors. Mombasha Park provides a place you can play baseball and soccer, walk along nature trails fashioned by the Boy Scouts, or play on the age-specific playground. The Park is open from 9:00 am-until dusk, seven days a week from April until December.

Additionally, Mombasha Park serves as an arboretum established in 2017 by the Town of Monroe Conservation Commission to promote public awareness of the importance of trees to our health and environment. Through its “Plant, Prune and Preserve Public Parks Program” conifer and deciduous trees have been purchased and planted with grant assistance from the “Urban and Community Forestry Program” administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Town of Monroe also participated in New York State DEC’s “Trees for Tribs” Grant Program that works with local communities that qualify for streamside planting projects. Between 2019 and 2021, we have planted approximately 200 appropriate species along water tributaries. 

Please note dogs are not permitted in the park.

For groups wishing to use Town of Monroe Mombasha Park’s fields, playground and pavilion – a permit is required. Please contact Ann Marie Morris at (845) 783-9486 for an application and additional information. Depending on the size of the group: a user fee, refundable security deposit and proof of insurance will be required prior to use. Please read below:

The Town of Monroe reserves the right to increase fees and/or amend any requirement, rule or regulation at any time as it deems appropriate.

Individuals, families, organizations, or businesses that wish to have use of any field(s) or facilities (pavilion or playground), or hold an event(s) at our park MUST obtain a permit in advance. This includes uses that:

  • Bring bus groups to a park
  • Assembly of 10+ people
  • Sport Leagues
  • Hold concerts, festivals, entertainment, trade shows, rallies, special events, unusual activities
  • Involve caterers, DJs, or vendors
  • Provide goods or services of any kind to the public

Submission Requirements

Reservation must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to use in order to obtain Town Board approval. Reservation requests are not deemed received unless they are complete including: application, $100 User fee, security deposit, Certificate of Insurance. Depending upon the event, other requirements may apply. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Refundable Security Deposit

For all renters a refundable security deposit is required. The deposit is returned within two to four weeks after the event if the area used has been returned to its original condition and all rules and regulations of the contract have been followed.

In addition to the park Rules and Regulations, all renters are responsible for removing trash at the end of each day. All trash must be bagged and placed in the dumpster provided at the entrance to the baseball field parking lot. In the pavilion area, please utilize the trash can that is provided. Any overflow should be placed in the dumpster. Any damage, litter or rule violation will result in loss of deposit.

Insurance Requirements for Permit

Insurance certificates must be provided by ALL renters,

  • General Liability Certificate naming the Town of Monroe as additionally insured, for a minimum of $1 million, for the specific date(s) of the event.

Cancellation/Change Policy

Once your application, user fee, security deposit, and insurance certificate have been received and your reservation confirmed, the facility is held for you for that date. Other renters are turned away and staff may be scheduled to be on site. More than two (2) weeks before the event = full refund –Between two (2) weeks and one (1) week before the event = 50% refund Less than seven (7) days before the event = no refund to change or cancel your reservation, you MUST call the Ann Marie Morris at (845) 783-8486.

Structures and Special Equipment

Any structures or special equipment approved for use during your event, such as a stage, rides, ramps, etc., may require additional information to certify its safety for public use. Specifically on the application you will be responsible for outlining ALL activities that are taking place during the time you are requesting for your event and obtain approval prior to the event. Failure to do so may result in your event being shut down.