In 2013, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Collierville Parks, the department initiated the Hall of
Fame and inducted first recipients, Preston Carpenter, Dan Lattimore, Ph.D., and Randy Lowry. Deadline for nominations for inductees for the 2nd annual Hall of Fame recognition is Aug. 29.
The Collierville Parks Hall of Fame offers the chance for residents to nominate an individual that has been exemplary and extraordinary in contributions for the advancement of the Collierville Parks System.
This is not an award for Town of Collierville employees; it is specifically for a person who has consistently offered time and expertise as a volunteer or through elected service.
Nominees must be Collierville residents and have made lasting contributions for Collierville Parks system through
volunteer, appointed or elected service on Collierville boards & amp; commissions, through involvement with the Parks System as a volunteer coach, official, committee member, or other similar capacity.
When making a nomination the Departmental mission to serve, educate, and enhance life for all citizens, by providing a wide variety of affordable recreational, athletic, educational, and cultural activities and opportunities should be considered.
Nominees should have involvement with Parks Advisory Board, volunteer positions such as coaching, or officiating, appointed or elected office, appointments to local community committees involved with Collierville Parks, (such as Planning Commission, Collierville Soccer Association or Collierville Youth Athletics Association), or have held positions that influenced the direction of the Department.
Written examples of public support, and/or promotional efforts in support of Collierville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department may be included along with no more than five letters of recommendation.
The parks system in Collierville hired the first full-time director in 1983. Since that time, as part of the mission “to acquire, develop, improve, beautify, and maintain a variety of parks, trails, and recreational facilities that provide all Collierville residents with leisure opportunities”, the system has grown tremendously and now has 44 full-time employees, 750 acres of parkland in regional, community and neighborhood parks, 15.28 miles of greenway trails, two nature areas, an Arborteum, spray parks in Johnson & Suggs Park, 10 play structures, 34 practice and game fields, 10 tennis courts and nine fishing lakes, an off-leash dog area and a 350 seat performing arts Theatre.
For more details on the Hall of Fame, go to colliervilleparks.org-hall of fame, collierville.com or call 901-457-2770.