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Union County Family Adopts Cement Planters in Briant Park through Adopt-A-Park

Cindy and Jim Traverso and their son Luke of Summit have teamed up with Union Counties Adopt-A-Park to donate annual flowers, soil and mulch, and maintain a cement planter in Briant Park in Springfield throughout the growing season.

“Union County parks thrive because of the volunteers that contribute year round,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I would like to thank the Traverso family and all volunteers who help keep county parks beautiful.”

The Traverso family has donated various species of plants such as blue marvel salvia, red snapdragons, white begonias, blue lobelia, and sweet alyssum.

For information about joining Adopt-a-Park as an individual or as part of a business, school or community group, visit or call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-789-3683.

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Park visitors please note: Stay on marked trails in order to preserve fragile native habitat in County parks. The taking of plants and other wildlife is prohibited. Share paved paths by keeping to the right unless passing others. Bicycles are permitted only on paved paths. Dogs must be kept on leash. All trash must be carried out where receptacles are full or unavailable. 

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