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Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Morris Park Alliance has established the Community Recognition Award program to recognize outstanding efforts in parks, recreation, and conservation by Morris County communities and non-profit organizations.

photo showing Mt. Playmore park in Mount Olive

Mt. Playmore in Mount Olive

Categories include program, facility, elected official, and support organization. The awards were presented on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

Nominees were judged on significant support, ability to be an example to others, uniqueness, challenges overcome, community appeal, and/or exceptional efforts.

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Community Recognition Awards:

  • Mayor Thomas Andes of Denville, Outstanding Public Official;
    photo of Denville Mayor Tom Andes

    Denville Mayor Tom Andes

  • Chester Trails, Outstanding Support Organization;
  • POWWW of Denville, Environmental/Conservation Award;
  • SPEC/Yellow Card Program, Randolph, Outstanding Program Award;
  • Community Center of Randolph, Outstanding Operations;
  • Park Master Plan, Randolph, Outstanding Planning Award;
  • Pirates Cove and Mount Playmore, Mount Olive, Outstanding Facility;
  • Landing Park Recreation Complex, Roxbury, Outstanding Facility.

Morris County Park Alliance Recognizes Community Parks and Recreation EffortsCertificates of Recognition will be awarded to Morris Township Pools for Facility, Mount Olive’s Do or Dye Run for Program and Mayor Rob Greenbaum of Mount Olive for Public Official.

The Morris Park Alliance supports the Morris County Park Commission in its efforts to provide open space, recreation, education, and conservation to Morris County residents and visitors.

The board of directors is made up of community volunteers seeking donations, grants, and sponsorships for program and facility enhancement. For further information, visit the Morris Park Alliance website at