Friends of Ely Park

ShadRun 5K 2016


Registration is OPEN!
Join us for our 5th Anniversary Race!
Sign up and GET YOUR SHAD ON!

Please join us for the 5th Annual Shad Run 5k and 1 Mile Health Walk, on April 16th, 2016, presented by Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. Race Proceeds to Benefit the Lambertville-New Hope Amulance and Rescue Squad and the Friends of Ely Park.

5K Run 8:45 am $25 (price increases April 2, 2016)
1 Mile Health Walk 9:00 am $10 (registration ends April 14, 2016)

200 N. Main St.
Lambertville, NJ US 08530

**T-shirts will be limited**

Show us your Shad Swagger!
**Costume Contest**

We will be giving away a prize for the craziest race outfit! The prize will be awarded at the award ceremony.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 ShadRun runners and walkers!


Click here for the results!

Here’s a link to lots of photos!

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Oktoberfest 2015


Thank you to so many of our supporters and fun loving friends for Oktoberfest 2014. We are looking forward to having another great event with our Third Annual Friends of Ely Park Oktoberfest. Please check our website and Facebook page for the date and location for the 2015 event.



Homestead Farm Market 25th Anniversary Picnic Video

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Pie Eating Contest Winners Image

Kids Pie Eating Contest Winner Johnny Ludwig (L) with Adults Pie Eating Contest Winner Lloyd Seiter (R)

Lambertville Giants – Showing off their Friends of Ely Park Shirts

foep_shirtsLambertville Giants – Showing off their Friends of Ely Park shirts after a big win under the lights on Ely Field.

Shad Run 2014 Results

Here are the Shad Run 2014 top finishers:


Left to right: Colm Quinn, Kevin Radabaugh, and Alex Ochman

Top Male Finishers:
1. Alex Ochman of Washington Crossing, Pa 17:53
2. Kevin Radabaugh of Yardley, PA 20:30
3. Colm Quinn of Lambertville,NJ 20:58


Left to right: Kaitlynn Zolnay, Erin Durnin, and Lori Wyble

Top Female Finishers:
1. Kaitlynn Zolnay of Stockton, NJ 22:05
2. Erin Durnin of Brooklyn, NJ 22:12
3. Lori Wyble of Lambertville, NJ 22:56

The Lambertville Story, 1949

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In 1949 Lambertville was a typical, quiet, small American town, with not much to do for it’s restless youth. Watch this video of what Lambertville did in 1949 to solve this problem. From the Prelinger Archives, San Francisco,

foep-t-shirtEly Park t-shirt

Handsome, white, 100% cotton t-shirts featuring the green Friends of Ely Park logo. Let people know you’re proud of where you live. Read more…

Be a Friend, Buy a Brick

Buy a commemorative brick, or series of bricks, that will be laid in the landscape in Ely Park. It’s a unique and timeless opportunity for recognizing individuals, schools, sports teams or businesses! Read more…


In the News

The Friends of Ely Park ribbon cutting

The Friends of Ely Park ribbon cutting. Left to right: Jim Mastrich, Heather Martin, Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio, Jim Hamiltion.

Friends of Ely Park cut the ribbon
Lambertville Beacon
May 9, 2013 

Ely Park renovations
Hunterdon County Democrat
May 7, 2013

Ely Park fundraiser has been ‘beached’
Lambertville Beacon
September 8, 2011

Officials applaud Ely Park plan
Lambertville Beacon
April 7, 2011

Press Release – Friends of Ely Park Project Wins Leading County Planning and Design Award

March 30, 2011

County planners pick finalists for awards
Hunterdon County Democrat, March 17

Group will raise funds for park work
The Times of Trenton March 6, 2011

Lambertville City Council Formalizes Support
February 22, 2011 – The Lambertville City Council unanimously approved a proclamation in support of the Friends of Ely Park project. More…

Plan Is Design Award Finalist
February 18, 2011 – The Friends of Ely Park project is a finalist for the Hunterdon County Planning Board 2010 Planning and Design Awards. More…