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 swim symbol2 Summer Fun in the Pool!  

City Pool is Open on Sat., May 26th
  • M-Sa:  12:00 Noon - 8pm
  • Su:  1pm - 8pm
  • Adult Swim:  M-F from 7pm-8pm

See 2018 City Pool Schedule

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 Broadway Art & Craft Fair - July 27 & 28th.

sunshineJoin us for Fun in the Sun!  The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following summer programs.  Registration and contact information is found within each description below.  If you have general questions, please call the Parks Department at 574-583-3983.

Outdoor Explorers - Each Tuesday in June beginning June 5th

Fun in the Park for preschool through 2nd grade begins Tuesday June 5th at 6pm in City Park’s Central Pavilion. Each Tuesday in June we will explore the outdoors and do a craft. Materials fee is $3.00. To register call Cindy at 583-4525.

Superheroes of Science - Wednesdays

For 3rd through 5th grade will meet Wednesdays at noon at the Shady Rest Pavilion in City Park. The science of superheroeness will be studied with Rubberband Man, Cling On Man and Magnet Man. Materials fee is $3.00. To register call Cindy at 583-4525.

Born to Act - June 11-15th

A theater workshop will be presented by Lisa Terry in the Anheier Building in City Park. June 11-15 from 1:00-2:30pm 7-9 year olds meet and 2:30-4:00pm 10-12 year olds meet. For more information or to register call Lisa Terry 317-407-2007. Class cost: $10.00

POP Club - Tuesdays 4-7pm

For all kids up to 18 years old and will meet at the Farmers Market on Constitution Plaza on Tuesdays anytime between 4 and 7pm. Come explore healthy eating and physical activity and have fun!

Year of the Bird - Friday, June 15th

Celebrate birds and their environment. Kim Hoover from Hoots to Howls Wildlife Rehabilitation will bring rescue birds to the Amphitheater in Altherr Nature Park at 7pm on Friday June 15th. All are welcome, donations will be accepted.

Monticello Skate Jam - Saturday, June 16th

Held at Jordan Park at 1:00pm on Saturday June 16th. Register at noon that day or earlier in the week at the library. Program is free but waivers must be signed.

Planetary Roundup #2 - Tuesday, June 19th

Held Tuesday June 19 at 10pm in the south parking lot of Voigt Park. Jupiter will be the highlight and constellations are in the mix. Telescopes will be set up but much can be seen with your eyes. All are welcome.
art picJoin us for the Monticello-Union Township Public Library’s Broadway Art & Craft Fair on July 27 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 9 am-3 pm. Enjoy an evening of instrumental music performed by local musicians, appetizers, and artwork in an array of mediums at the public reception held on Friday, July 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. We will have local artists exhibiting their art work. The public will be able to enjoy a diversity of paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. There will be demonstrations on henna tattoos and glass making throughout the day on Saturday, July 28.

A portion of the sale benefits the library’s Building and Grounds Endowment Fund at the White County Community Foundation. Supporting the art and craft fair enables artists to continue creating and the library to continue offering a variety of cultural programs to our patrons. Join us as we celebrate the beauty of art in many forms.
For more information, please contact Candace Wells, the Adult Services Manager, at 574-583-2665 ext. 3307 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.