Crane Park of Monroe, NY (Orange County)

Crane Park of Monroe, NY (Orange County)

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

As I'm relatively new to Monroe NY, I've been learning all about the area, and I thought it would be useful to share some of my insights as I get them.  I've already written a few Monroe related blogs (see links at bottom), but this time I'm focusing on the centerpiece of Monroe.

google maps for crane park

The central gathering place in Monroe, NY is the area that includes the Goose Ponds and the streets that surround it.  The Goose Ponds are where the free summer music concerts occur (up in the North end of the park).  In addition, the annual Monroe Cheese Festival also happens here. 

Further, there is a jogging path that winds its way about 1.6 miles around the two ponds.  On any warm day you will find people walking or running around the ponds, or sunbathing on the grass.  In addition, the dog walkers are out in force.  In fact, on ANY day, regardless of weather, there is always someone walking the area.

While most of the people who live in the area refer to this site by saying, "Hey, I'll meet you at the Ponds," in fact, the real name of the site is Crane Park.  Even Google agrees, as a search of google maps does not call this area the Goose Ponds, but Crane Park.

Crane park signAs seen by the dedication sign, the park was named after A.J. Crane.  Alfred was the first president of the Monroe Improvement Association.  In 1921, A.J. and a group of Monroe businessmen wanted to establish Monroe as the prettiest village in the area.  Working with the founder of the Orange & Rockland Electric Company, they created the park, a beautiful space with plenty of lawn, and fountains in the ponds.

The movie theater is located near one end of the ponds and there are various businesses located on the surrounding streets, but this area is best known for keeping the residents of Monroe healthy and happy.

Crane ParkFor

For more Monroe posts, see:

Things I learned about Monroe and Orange County, Week 1.

Round Lake, Things I Learned about Monroe, Part 2


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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®


eXp Realty LLC

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904




406-270-3667 (MT)


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Comments (4)

John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Kat,

Crane Park looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. Good luck in the challenge. I know you can do it!

Sep 01, 2011 09:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

John- Thanks for your good luck wishes!  I've got a bunch of ideas, so hopefully they'll take me through the end of the month!


Sep 02, 2011 12:04 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice localism blog post for Crane Park and all it has to offer. You've given us some insight as to what Monroe NY is all about!

Sep 03, 2011 02:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Larry & Sheila - Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Sep 03, 2011 03:35 AM