Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission initiates studies, issue reports, hear public comments and advise the Village Board and appointment officials on matters related to park planning and development, park management and recreational programs in in the Village. The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven members appointed to four year terms by the Mayor and confirmed by the Village Board.  

Relevant Documents

Group Members

Chairperson
Kent Hadden

Commissioner
Bob Swartz

Commissioner
Carole Jacoby

Commissioner
Marianne Stenger

Commissioner
Melissa Hahn

Commissioner
Cayla Hittmeier

Commissioner
Wendy Kernan

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Parks & Recreation Commisson meet?

The Mt. Zion Parks & Recreation Commisson meets the 4th Tuesday of every other month: January, March, May, July, September, and November at Village Hall at 5:15 pm.

How are the fundraising efforts going for the splash pad at Fletcher Park?

The P&R commission has been fundraisng for the past few years for a $300,000 splash pad to be installed at Fletcher Park.  The group has had the annual Valentine/Dueling Piano Event, worked concessions for the movies in Fletcher Park and other fundraisers. A current fundraising effort is a commitment letter that is found on this page.  By filling out this letter you are commiting to make a one time donation or a donation over a 5 year period.  We have an offer to match these commitments until May 15th.  Donations can also be made at the Decatur/Macon County Community Foundation.  At this date funds have been raised to have the engineering done for the project with the next step being soliciting Corporate donations and appyling for a state grant for the project.  If you have any questions on how to donate, please call Village Hall at 864-5424.