Parks and Recreation

Recreation site development endorsed by council

The on-again, off-again project to turn 30 acres of city owned land on the west side of Monticello into a recreational facility is on again.

Monticello aldermen Monday approved a resolution to continue funding the project, which has been on hiatus for over a year.


Monticello parade steps off Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to Monticello this Saturday, Dec. 3 to take part in the annual Christmas parade and Lunch with Santa. The day will also feature several other events, including fundraisers and vendor events.

The Saturday schedule includes the following:


Large gift made to Allerton Park

When supporters of Allerton Park & Retreat Center donate to an upcoming project, they will have a chance to double their gift through a generous matching gift opportunity. David and Debra Rathje have donated $156,000 to help fund a semi-permanent tent structure, and they have pledged to match up to $150,000 of additional contributions made to the project until June 2017.


'Blithe Spirit' Nov. 12-20 in Monticello

The Monticello Theatre Association is currently rehearsing the comedy “Blithe Spirit” for performances in mid-November. 


New flag pole to be donated for Ivesdale park

A United States flag atop a 30-foot pole will be installed at Ivesdale’s community ball field in memory of William Auth, who passed away in August.

It seems an appropriate tribute for the man who was born on the Fourth of July and was known for placing memorial veteran flags at a local cemetery.


Statues return to Allerton trail

A pair of old friends await hikers at Allerton Park for the first time in 30 years, as the iconic gorilla and bear statues have returned to the trail that connects the main parking lot with the Fu Dog Garden.


'Fairy Tale Courtroom' this weekend at MHS

One of the most unique aspects of Monticello High School’s fall play is that the actors don’t even know how it will end. The audience makes that determination, acting as the jury in “Fairy Tale Courtroom: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch,” which features three showings this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 28-29).


Penguin Project welcomes all

After suffering a brain injury at the tender age of 10-days-old, life has been a struggle for nine-year-old Conlan Broyles of Monticello. Even after his parents were told he would never walk or talk, he bucked those odds.


MHS homecoming parade is Oct. 7

The Monticello High School homecoming parade on Oct. 7 will observe the same parade route as 2015, with floats traveling around three sides of the downtown square before returning to the high school.


Allerton Festival featuring Rusted Root is this Friday

The Allerton Festival will be held in the 14-acre Meadow at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and will feature 90s rock band Rusted Root, who has toured with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, and The Allman Brothers Band.


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