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Great Ridgewood Duck Derby a “Splashing” Success

Date: July 19, 2013

By: Jacobsen Landscape

Ridgewood, NJ – July 19 2013 - Nearly four hundred yellow rubber ducks raced down the Ho-Ho-Kus River behind Graydon Pool last Sunday as part of the Great Ridgewood Duck Derby. The family-friendly event, cosponsored by Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction and Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, was part of “Come Alive Outside”, a national movement that promotes spending time in outdoor spaces for children and families.

Guests enjoyed musical entertainment, a sand sculpture contest, beach games, "duck-or-ation", barbecue and duck races at the pool and surrounding parkland. The races consisted of three separate heats, with prizes awarded to the fastest and best decorated ducks. “Seeing the community come together for this event was a great reminder of the importance of spending time outdoors,” said Glenn Jacobsen, president and founder of Jacobsen Landscape. “I’m so glad that the kids and families that participated enjoyed the day and had the chance to create some wonderful memories.”

The Come Alive Outside Movement was founded in 2010 in response to the sedentary, indoor lifestyle that is contributing to a multitude of adverse effects in our society. The movement appeals to individuals, families, businesses and communities to start finding ways to encourage one another back into the great outdoors. Landscape professionals across North America have taken up the call and started working with their communities to organize events and create outdoor spaces that remind people of the joys of outdoor living. To find out more about Come Alive Outside, visit

About Jacobsen Landscape: Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction is an award-winning, full service landscape design firm located in Midland Park, New Jersey. The company specializes in landscape design and build for residential properties and is also well-known for its comprehensive landscape maintenance services, which include residential and commercial property care, irrigation, garden design, and commercial snow management. The firm has been honored with awards from numerous landscape industry organizations, including PLANET and the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) has been recognized nationally and was featured on Home & Garden (HGTV) for its award winning design for a residential backyard in Hoboken, N.J. For more information about Jacobsen Landscape, visit

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