Posts by Debra Karrat

Revealing The Rock Wall

Jeff Hankinson continues to tirelessly work to clear a tremendous amount of debris from the Park Line path, including removing a large limb to reveal the attractiveness of a rock wall. The view of the NY skyline from the top of the path is fantastic. Kudos to Jeff for all of his dedication and labor! And thank you, City of Summit, for all of your hard work at 7 am this morning loading two trucks or debris!    
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Summit Park Line Project Receives $200K Matching Grant

PATCH, SUMMIT, NJ — A $200,000 matching grant from the Reeves Foundation was given to the Summit Park Line Foundation to support its project of creating a 1.2 mile linear pedestrian park on the abandoned Rahway Valley Railroad line. The Park Line Foundation had to raise a minimum of$200,000 to receive the funding from the Reeves Foundation in order to receive the matching “challenge” grant. Money was donated from the Summit Area Public Foundation, Overlook Foundation, Overlook Medical Center and through a number of generous Summit residents totaling more than $225,000 of the $3.2 million dollars needed to complete the
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Philly’s First Phase of an Elevated Rail Park Opens June 14

The greening of Philadelphia continues as the first phase of the Rail Park — Philly’s hotly anticipated elevated park and recreational pathway funded and built by Center City District — gets an official opening date just in time for the start of the summer season.   On Thursday, June 14, a quarter-mile stretch of new urban greenspace opens to the public where the Reading Railroad once ran. RAIL PARK PHASE I FAST FACTS The first complete phase of the Rail Park opens on Thursday, June 14. The section curves southeast from Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets. Visitors
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Eagle Scout Of Honor

Eagle Scout Henry Lord awarded his Eagle Badge for his Summit Park Line project at the Court of Honor on January 14th. Congratulations to Henry and his proud parents Al and Lucy Lord. Below is a picture of him receiving the badge from master of ceremonies Keith Halper and Henry in front of the Park Line diorama. We hope to see more Eagle Scout projects along the Summit Park Line.      
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