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Monticello's moderate climate allows for year-round outdoor recreation, and the centrally located parks and playgrounds provide great opportunity for leisure activity.
Monticello Ecological Park is located at 1005 S. Water Street. Come enjoy a leisurely walk on a natural trail through mixed hardwoods and pines, leading to an elevated boardwalk across a spring-fed stream. Exercise stations are located along the trail. The loop trail is just under 3/4 mile.
Chase Street Park is located at the intersection of Chase Drive and S. Railroad Street. This "mini-park" is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and has a picnic pavillion, a short loop trail, playground equipment, and a mini soccer field. Parking is available. The park is connected to the Ike Anderson Bike Trail.
Monticello Bike Trail is a 2-mile walking, biking trail which runs north/south through the city along an abandoned railroad line. Convenient parking for the trail is located at Chase Street Park.
Monticello Community Garden is located at the corner of South Marvin and King Streets. The garden contains fruit trees and plots available for planting.
Jefferson County Recreational Park is a county facility located adjacent to the city limits at 1380 Mamie Scott Drive. The park contains a baseball/softball complex, tennis and racketball courts, a walking trail, a playground, and a covered picnic area.