Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, Freeholder Sergio Granados, Freeholder Chris Hudak, and Freeholder Rebecca L. Williams
today joined with Mayor Raymond Giacobbe, members of Rahway City Council and Board of Education, students, parents, and members of the Rahway Youth Soccer Association in cutting the ribbon on two multi-use fields at Madison Avenue Park.
“The Freeholder Board has long enjoyed an outstanding relationship with Rahway in providing great recreational amenities throughout the City, and we are pleased to have added these two new two turf fields in an area where they will be put to good use by different organizations,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
“Madison Avenue Park, locally known as Greenfield, is a valued recreational resource in our community, heavily utilized by youth soccer, rugby, and other sports organizations, as well as our public school teams and residents. We are grateful for the continued partnership between the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Rahway Board of Education, and the City of Rahway which led to the rejuvenation of this recreational gem,” said Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe, Jr.
The two synthetic turf fields are striped for soccer, rugby and lacrosse. Lighting was also installed, as well as bleachers for seating and goal posts/nets for soccer, rugby and lacrosse. As a result of the construction of the new fields, the County has removed the old playground area and will install a new one in the spring next year at the park.
The County also added a number of parking spots in the school lot to help accommodate visitors to the new fields. The fields will be used by organizations such as the Rahway Youth Soccer Association, and student athletes from teams in the Rahway schools system.