Creating a community asset of enduring value.

The Friends of Ely Park are revitalizing Ely Memorial Park in Lambertville, New Jersey, as a centerpiece of community life, destination for recreation and enjoyment, and a symbol of the city’s distinctive character and quality of life.

Thank you, Jim!

Jim Hamilton, award-winning designer, restaurateur, our friend, and beloved member of the Lambertville community, passed away on February 2, 2018, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of achievement, and a dream yet to be fully realized.

The revitalization of Ely Park was Jim’s last civic project. He imagined the park as a beautiful, vibrant green space that would beckon people of all ages to gather, relax, play and connect as a community. More about Jim…

As the ultimate “thank you” to the man who did so much for Lambertville, won’t you please help us make Jim’s vision a reality?

Help thank Jim
Jim Hamilton
Photo: Benoit Cortet

Hamilton Fountain

Please honor the work of our friend Jim Hamilton

The Hamilton Fountain

A water feature will honor generations of the Hamilton family, benefactors of the Lambertville community. Surrounding bluestone seating will provide a welcoming gathering place at the South end of the Park.

Please donate to the Hamilton Fountain
Softball Dugouts

Softball Dugouts

The boys have had structural dugouts for years. Now the girls have the snazziest.

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Please Contribute

Please Contribute

Help our kids, teens, adults, seniors, and everyone by making a generous contribution.

Picque-Nique” Benefits Friends of Ely Park

“Picque-Nique” Hits Home Run

“Success” and “Sold out” were the words to describe the fabulous fundraising event on May 22, 2017.

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