Overview

Park Partners

Park Partners is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist in the planning and funding of improvements to the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. Funds that are raised are not for use of maintenance or basic operations of the department. The goal is to attract more public participation from both city and rural residents in the decision-making process of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department and help in raising funds for improvement projects. Park Partners wants to achieve a partnership between the public and private sector that will benefit the department and community. Park Partners invites those who use and enjoy our park facilities to participate to expand services to our community and provide for a vibrant sustainable future. Contact the Recreation Department at 931-728-0273.

Current Officers

The Current Officers are: 

  • Maggie Millraney, Chair
  • Mary Ellen Ehman, Treasurer
  • Bonnie Gamble, Secretary
  • At Large Members: 
    • Jodi Amado
    • Carlan Cotten
    • Lee Brooks
    • Nove Kephardt
    • AJ Fox
    • Kara Wimberly

Past Funded Projects

  • 1997 Hunter J Gattis Memorial Playground, Fred Deadman Park: $85,000
  • 1998 Softball Field Project, Dave King Park: $16,000
  • 1999 Hunter J Gattis Memorial Playground, Dave King Park: $25,000
  • 2000 Greenway benches: $5,000
  • 2001 Water Slide Recreation Center: $40,000
  • 2005 Skate Park, Fred Deadman Park: $100,000
  • 2010 Little Duck River Greenway Extension: $16,000
  • 2012 Manchester Sports Park Soccer Fields Phase 1: $125,000