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Sponsor-A-Park Program


The Fair Lawn Recreation Facility Committee has embarked on a project to revitalize the Borough's Sponsor-A-Park program. The intent of the program is to involve fraternal and business organizations, scout troops and interested citizens to participate in the Sponsor-A-Park Program.

Participation in this program helps the Borough's Recreation/Parks Department promote community pride in our public parks by getting involved in activities including maintenance and beautification projects.

In sponsoring a park, the group commits to a periodic clean up and reports any vandalism or safety problems encountered at their chosen park. A sign will be posted at the park recognizing the groups contribution to helping the Parks/Recreation Department in making Fair Lawn a cleaner and safer place for all to enjoy. In addition, the Mayor and Council will recognize the participants.

The Sponsor-a-Park Program consists of the following guidelines:
  • 2 year commitment
  • Group goes to the park once a month to inspect the site and collect any debris that may have been left behind.
  • Assist in raking/spreading of rubber mulch (safety surface) at playground stenches.
  • Assisting in painting of park benches or assembly of benches.
  • Offer suggestions of improvements.
  • Planting of flowers/plants, shrubs, etc.
  • Donation of funds for equipment or materials (e.g. flowers). OPTIONAL
  • Contact neighbors of the surrounding parks to obtain possible assistance in keeping parks clean and prevent vandalism. This will help develop "pride in our parks".
  • Each group that adopts a Borough park would be covered under the Borough's Volunteer Insurance coverage when their group does their scheduled monthly parks tour.
  • All groups would coordinate with Jim Graff, Superintendent of Recreation/Parks Department for scheduling, inspection repairs, approval of special projects and coordination of parks personnel assistance.

Benefits:

  • Building "Pride In Our Parks".
  • Pride in the local neighborhood.
  • Pride and accomplishment among your group.
  • Recognition of a sign stating your group has adopted a park.
  • Recognition by Mayor and Council and Fair Lawn residents.
  • A yearly Sponsor-A-Park BBQ at Memorial Pool for all Sponsor-A-Park groups.
Parks that currently have been sponsored:
  • Berdan Grove - Sunrise Rotary
  • Beaver Dam - Rotary PM
  • Gregory - Chamber of Commerce
  • Cresthill - Knights of Pythias
Parks that need to be sponsored:
  • Brookdale
  • Center Rec
  • Edison
  • Everett
  • Memorial
  • Warren Point Annex
  • Dobrow Complex (Columbia Terrace)

Sponsor-A-Bench

The Recreation/Parks Department is also beginning to institute an Sponsor-A-Bench Program in which residents can purchase a bench in the Borough parks in honor/memory of an individual.

Suggested items that individual, organizations, businesses would like to purchase for a park (plate with donation named).

  • Park bench with center seat with durawood beams - $900.00     

For more information about the Borough's Sponsor-A-Park Program call Jim Graff, Superintendent of Recreation/Parks at (201) 796-6746 or e-mail: recreation@fairlawn.org.

Sponsor-A-Bench Brochue: FAIR_LAWN_SPONSOR-A-BENCH.pdf