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The Summit Park Line Foundation’s mission is to assist the city of Summit in creating a pedestrian linear park along the abandoned Raritan River Valley rail line that runs from the edge of the downtown, in front of Overlook Medical Center, along a 1.2 mile path into Briant Park. The city of Summit acquired the rights to the land at no cost from the state of New Jersey, to convert it into a park. The Park Line Foundation was instrumental in this achievement.

The Summit Park Line concept was also officially incorporated into the city’s Master Plan by the Planning Board. Our current focus is to develop phase one, the quarter mile directly in front of Overlook, and create a park setting that also provides a connection between Morris avenue and Broad street. 

The Summit Park Line started from a vision of Dr. Robert Rubino, Councilman of the city of Summit, NJ, to bring a linear pedestrian park to his home town on an abandoned rail line - similar to the High Line in NYC.

The Park Line is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) project. Tax ID: 47-3753496

Follow the path of this journey in the "News" section of this site. 



President: Robert J. Rubino, MD, FACOG

Vice President: Frank Macioce

Treasurer: Jay Brinkerhoff 

Secretary:  Lisa Allen

Marketing: Debra Karrat


Susan Rubino, MD

Elissa Cordrey 

  To view the Summit Park Line feasibility study, click on the photo above.

To view the Summit Park Line feasibility study, click on the photo above.