We have planted some flowers around the clubhouse and neighborhood volunteers are tending small garden spots at the corner of Sunset and Ballenger, at the corner of Nolen and University, on Nolen at the end of Marquette, and at the overlook on Nolen a bit west of Marquette.
We would like to do more to beautify our recreation area. If you know of anyone who would like to donate flowers, annual or especially perennial, or ornamental or flowering shrubs or trees. please let us know via our contributions page. We are particularly interested in native plants. If you would like to volunteer to tend any of our garden spots, please let us know that, too.
We would like to add signage to our area, both major name signs at our entrances, and directional and informational signs throughout our park.
The Mott park Recreation Area has been and continues to be a safe place to come and recreate. It is enjoyed by many people daily who come to run, walk, fish, look at birds, ride bikes, look at flowers, spot wildlife, or just walk across the area from the Glendale Hills neighborhood to the Mott Park neighborhood or children who use it to access the playground area or tennis and skating courts at the adjacent Mott Park.
The association would like to improve security in the recreation area. Last year, with funds from a beautification grant, we planted flowers around the clubhouse and repaired the fence along the parking lot and driveway deter illegal motor vehicle traffic. We have plans to install solar security lights at various places around the rec area, including near the two footbridges to make the area safer near dusk. We are considering installing surveillance cameras to aid in the prosecution of crimes against people or property that occur in the Mott Park Recreation Area. Initial locations for cameras might include the trail across the park from the clubhouse to the eastern footbridge and on to Sunset Drive.
We have already installed a security camera at the maintenance barn to help protect our equipment. We tried one on the Turkey Trot course to help identify motor vehicle violators, but that one failed. If you have suggestions for placement of lights or cameras, please let us know by email or on our Facebook page.
To make a contribution to our beautification, signage, or security programs, please go to our Contributions page.