Morristown Parks and Recreation

There are several parks scattered around the city, with a dozen devoted mostly to sports. The largest of the sports complexes at 142 acres is Frank Lorino Park, which has 12 fields devoted to football, softball, baseball and soccer.

Fred Miller Park is the most popular non-sports park. It includes a paved walking trail one-third of a mile long, two picnic shelters, a small amphitheater, a large playground with a variety of equipment, huge trees and lots of grass, along with restrooms.

The park also has its Rotary Splash-Pad, open during the summer months. Two other parks boast of hiking trails, Wildwood and Wayne Hansard.

In addition, Wayne Hansard’s trail is used for biking. The Talley Ward Recreation Center is also operated by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. It includes facilities for basketball and volleyball.

The center also has three meeting rooms and hosts a square dance club and exercise classes.

The city has two disc golf courses with one at Wayne Hansard sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Morristown. The Rotary Club sponsored course at Frank Lorino Park is the largest in the county.

The butterfly garden at Martin Luther King Park allows residents to walk along the garden’s path. It is designed by a master gardener and tended by volunteers. Craig Price is the director of the Morristown Parks and Recreation Department.

The department coordinates several youth and adult sports leagues, including softball, baseball and basketball. The Parks and Recreation office is located at 415 West Louise Avenue. For information on any Morristown city park or a schedule of activities, call 423-586-0260.