City Parks

Monroe City has numerous city parks with modern playground equipment, covered picnic pavilions and basketball goals. Click here to see a complete list of City Parks inside the City limits. Pavilions are available on a first come first serve basis.  The City also offers fishing and picnic tables at South Lake which is three miles south of the city limits.  Route J Reservoir offers fishing in a wooded setting.  Boats with up to 10hp motors are allowed on the lake.  A handicapped floating fishing dock and concrete trail are currently under construction.  Primitive camping is also offered with a permit issued by City Hall.

St. Jude's Square has Monroe City's most famous landmark which is St. Jude's Church.  This is a city-owned building that is listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places.  Built in 1867, it is on e of the finest examples of early medieval architectures in the Midwest.  The church is of native Missouri limestone and features magnificent cathedral style stained glass windows and wooden arched ceiling.  A major restoration of the church has returned it to its natural beauty and strength.  The building and the nearby gazebo are available for rent for weddings and special occasions by calling the City Hall at 573-735-4585.

Route J Reservoir is a 100 acre lake on 400 acres of land located on Highway J southeast of Monroe City.  This lake has a boat dock, parking and fishing dock.  Click here to see Route J Reservoir Use Regulations.







Population: 2,588
Land Area: 3.1 sq. miles
Coldest Month: January
Hottest Month: July
Median Temperature: 54 degrees
Average Annual Rainfall: 12 inches
Average Winter Temperature: 32.7 degrees
Government: Mayor, two councilmen from each of three wards, appointed fire chief, appointed director of administrator, appointed director of public works, appointed city attorney, elected City Marshall
Airport: 720 feet above sea level

Distances to major metropolitan areas:
State capital-Jefferson City-79 miles
St. Louis-135 miles
Kansas City-180 miles
Atlanta-700 miles
Cleveland-722 miles
Denver-745 miles
Memphis-440 miles
New York-1,060 miles
Chicago-320 miles
Dallas-650 miles
Detroit-556 miles
Los Angeles-1,810 miles
New Orleans-833 miles
Washington, D.C.-836 miles


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