Morris Plains the Community of Caring
531 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950     973-538-2224

The Morris Plains Beautification Committee


The Beautification Committee was established to enhance the look of the town bringing pleasure to those who live and work here and a sense of vibrancy to the town.  We are a volunteer organization with funding from the Borough Council focused on developing and maintaining gardens around Morris Plains as well as working with on projects that can improve the look of the town and the quality of life.

Partnering with the Public Works department, we have developed many new gardens in the town, bringing beauty to our buildings and grounds.  The Community Garden was one of our projects.

Community Garden


The beautification committee welcomes new members enthusiastically, and the time commitment is flexible.  New members bring new ideas.  It is an active group maintaining numerous gardens in the borough, working independently and in small groups.  For new gardeners, it is a great way to learn from experienced gardeners! For more experienced gardeners, you can take pride in improving your town, and at the same time, perhaps build a garden not possible on your own property.  For all, it is a great outdoor social activity and a nice way to give back to the community.

If interested in joining, contact Nancy Critchley (973)-390-1129 or


The Beautification Committee meets for an hour the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 7pm, at the Community Center from March-June and September -November.

Current committee members 

Nancy Critchley – President
Kathy Petersen – Secretary
Michael Cocheo
Steve Carroll
Chris Graziano
Ellie Falco
Pam Headden
Mary Kinniery
Brian Leone
Angela Leone
Clorinda Landi
Debra Liebeskind
Sue McArdle
Jill Markey
Anthony Micelli
Lorraine Quevillon
George Ross
Karen Ross
Jie Zhang
Joan Goddard - Council Liaison

Current gardens:

  • 53 Gazebo
  • Borough Hall & Annex,
  • Community Center building
  • Community Center front – entrance sign, & scoreboard
  • Court Road Park & gazebo
  • Glenbrook Road Island
  • Malapardis Road corner
  • Museum garden
  • Rosie the Riveter garden,
  • Route 202 retaining wall,
  • Simon’s Park gazebo
  • Freight Station
  • Watnong Park entrance
  • Watnong Park Island

Interested in Joining?

Contact Nancy Critchley