SUMMIT, NJ - Community members are invited and encouraged to pitch in and take part in a Summit Park Line Community Clean-Up Day, set for October 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. The effort will help prepare Phase I of the project for native grasses, ground cover and shrubs.

The Park Line is in constant need of regular maintenance due to natural overgrowth and debris and requires. As such, participants are asked to help bring work gloves and metal and-or leaf rakes suitable for raking rocks. Those who have wheel barrows are asked to bring it along as well.

Folks joining the clean-up effort should enter the Park Line on Broad Street, across for Salerno Duane of Summit, at the top of the Summit Overlook apartment parking lot or via the hiking trail entrance at the corner of lower Overlook Road and Morris Avenue.

The Summit Park Line is a linear pedestrian trail being created on the abandoned Rahway Valley Railroad line. In early 2016, the City of Summit acquired from the State of New Jersey the rights to build the park accessible for pedestrian and bicyclists. Once completed, Park Line will extend from the edge of the downtown Summit at Overlook Medical Center, along a 1.2 mile path through eastern Summit, ending at Briant Park on the Springfield border.