Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories about Morristown residents favorite Morristown parks.

Mona Lisa Mills has been enjoying Parks and Recreation services for more than a half century. Since 2014, she has also been officiating volleyball, basketball and softball.

“I don’t have a favorite park to be honest with you,” Mills said. “I like to utilize different parks for different reasons such as walking, biking, tennis or swimming.”

Mills has many favorite memories of these parks. This includes her dad teaching her how to swim which led Lisa to teach her own kids how to swim at these parks.

She has fond memories of feeding the fish at Cherokee Park.

She grew up playing tennis and softball through Parks and Recreation and since then has always been involved and made sure her family stayed involved as well. There are some things that she thinks could greatly benefit the parks and facilities she has greatly enjoyed over the years. She believes the tennis facilities could use an upgrade.

She thinks the paved road improvements needs to be completed soon for all the parks.

Mills said there needs to be more bike trails and another splash pad should be added.

She believes more festivals should be held at the parks as well.

These parks and facilities have been a central part to the lives of Mills and her family over the years.

She believes that these improvements will help attract more people in to experience the same joy she and her family have felt coming to these parks for years. Parks and Recreation officials are seeking community input. 

Parks and Recreation officials are seeking community input. Please follow the following link to the online survey at https://bit.ly/MotownParksSurvey.

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