Al Borlin Park is the largest Monroe park at 90 acres and among one of the oldest. Named after a former City Councilmember and Monroe school teacher, who promoted parks and environmental education, Al Borlin Park provides the unusual opportunity to enjoy a secluded natural experience in an urban environment.
A peninsula formed by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek, it is a natural park which is thickly wooded and is crisscrossed with a 1.2 mile network of soft-surface gravel trails. Al Borlin offers stunning viewpoints of the wild river. Trail access and a landscaped picnic area on the southwestern tip of the park can be accessed by crossing the pedestrian bridge from Lewis Street Park, where parking and a permanent restroom facility is located. A gravel road along the eastern edge from Simon Road provides both trail and river access for anglers and others.