PERTH AMBOY— The Perth Amboy Office of Recreation partnered with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Middlesex County (NCADD) and the Youth Community Leadership Academy (YCLA) in an “Adopt A Park” project on Saturday, June 18, in Patrick Duffy Park.
Earlier this year, the NCADD donated $5,000 worth of recreational park equipment to the city. In efforts of beginning the Office of Recreation’s Adopt a Park program participants from both organizations and students will gather to revitalize Patrick Duffy Park, a recreational and picnic area for city residents and families.
“I’m excited to see these efforts take place here. Perth Amboy proves day-in and day-out that we are a community that works together. Thanks to the administration and students of the YCLA program, this location will be one for all to enjoy, ” said Mayor Wilda Diaz.
“By revitalizing the park, families will have a chance to spend more time together and will be helping the community as well. By adopting the park, the youth involved will learn responsibilities and leadership skills that will help them into adulthood,” said YCLA Program Coordinator Jason Victor.
Together they installed signage, park benches, two picnic tables, three garbage receptacles and a grill. In addition, they painted the restroom facilities and cleaned up the park.
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