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Camden County Commissioners Board Approves Funds for Enhancing Recreation Facilities

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(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Commissioner Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historical Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $650,000 to 26 recreation facility enhancement projects throughout the county. 

“Across the county these funds will be utilized to upgrade, improve, or renovate recreational facilities for our residents and the families that call Camden County home,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the county Division Environmental Affairs. “From ball fields to park trails, this program ensures that we have access to safe outdoor and green spaces in each of our municipalities. These third spaces are critical to the special quality of life we have in our community. These grants will fund upgrades and expansions, which will be a direct and indirect benefit to every resident in the county.”

In 1998, the residents of Camden County voted overwhelmingly in support of a referendum to create the Camden County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historical Preservation Trust Fund, to be used to acquire, preserve and maintain environmentally sensitive lands, open space, drinking water sources, historic sites, recreation areas and farmland within Camden County.

2021 Grant Recipients

  • Trails at Community Center Park, Audubon Borough – $25,000
  • Basketball Court Improvements, Audubon Park – $25,000
  • Petruzzi Playground Park, Bellmawr – $25,000
  • Luke Avenue Playground Expansion, Berlin Township – $25,000
  • Ball Fields Upgrades, Brooklawn – $25,000
  • Cramer Hill Waterfront Trail Connector, Camden City – $25,000
  • Tennis Courts Improvements, Camden City – $25,000
  • Barlow Park Improvements, Cherry Hill Township – $25,000
  • Brandywoods Park Improvements. Cherry Hill Township – $25,000
  • Challenge Park at Leanna Harris Park (Phase III), Chesilhurst – $25,000
  • Bottoms Lake Fishing Park, Clementon – $25,000
  • Gibbsboro Bikeway Network Multi-Use Trail Amenities, Gibbsboro  -$25,000
  • Park Benches at Various Parks, Gloucester City – $25,000
  • Devon Avenue Rec Complex Well Installation, Haddon Heights – $25,000
  • Municipal Pocket Park, Haddon Township – $25,000
  • Little League Complex Improvements, Magnolia – $25,000
  • Raised Crosswalk at Centre St. for Multi-Use Trail, Merchantville – $25,000
  • Shining Star Park Tot Lot, Mt. Ephraim – $25,000
  • Clinton Avenue Pocket Park (Phase IV), Oaklyn – $25,000
  • East Pennsauken Park Improvements, Pennsauken – $25,000
  • Runnemede Lake Park Trail, Runnemede  – $25,000
  • James Perry Memorial Complex-Playground, Somerdale – $25,000
  • Vassar Avenue Sports Complex, Stratford – $25,000
  • Peter Volpa East – Drainage Improvements, Winslow Township – $25,000
  • Peter Volpa West – Drainage Improvements, Winslow Township – $25,000   
  • 4TH and Evergreen Playground Upgrades, Woodlynne – $25,000

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