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Union County Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Make a Difference at Milton Lake Park in Rahway

Graffiti cleanup effort at Milton Lake Park in Rahway, organized by Union County husband and wife Adopt-a-Park volunteers after realizing the project was too big to complete alone, was met with great community support and assistance. (Photos provided by Adopt-a-Park adopters Marlene and Nate Hamm)










A local group of volunteers spent several hours on Sunday, July 23 at Milton Lake Park in Rahway removing recently sprayed graffiti on a stone wall along the lake. The effort, organized through a Facebook group page by Union County Adopt-a-Park adopters Marlene and Nate Hamm, highlights the significance community volunteers can make in Union County’s vast parks system.

Armed with an environmentally-friendly cleaner and a power washer, provided by Rahway Councilman Jeremy Mojica, the crew of volunteers successfully restored the stone wall.

“On behalf of the Freeholder Board, I extend sincere gratitude to the Hamm Family and the community of volunteers in Rahway who made the natural beauty of Union County’s Milton Lake Park a priority on their Sunday morning,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The commitment of Adopt-a-Park volunteers helps to keep our parks beautiful, clean, and safe for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

The Union County Parks System includes 36 parks spanning 6,200 acres. It is a rich and diverse system of parks maintained with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers throughout the year.

Any individual or group is welcome to join Adopt-a-Park. For more information call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-789-3683 or visit online at