The Camden County Freeholder Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award the 2017 Recreation Facility Enhancement Project Grants.
The grants, totaling $824,860 this year, are funded through the Camden County Open Space Preservation Trust Fund, and are presented to existing publicly owned recreation facilities planning to expand their utilization for recreational purposes.
“These grants are an opportunity to build and enhance our parks and playgrounds throughout the county. We know these passive and active recreational offerings make Camden County a special place to live and improve our overall quality of life,” said Freeholder Jeffery L. Nash, liaison to the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee. “This year’s applications represented a wide range of projects throughout the county. We appreciate the hard work and planning that went into each request.”
Each year, municipal organizations are invited to submit an application detailing the enhancements planned for their existing recreation facilities for consideration by the advisory committee. The requests for funding are limited to $25,000 per project, per year. The projects must be completed within a one year period. The Camden County Open Space Preservation Trust Fund was created by the Freeholder Board in 1999 in response to overwhelming voter support of an open space referendum placed on the ballot in November 1998.
2017 Grant Recipients
Green Wave Park $25,000
Mansion Avenue School playground $16,500
Audubon Park Playground $25,000
Recreation basketball court $25,000
Scott Merulla Playground $25,000
Berlin Soccer Club – Franklin Ave. Fields $25,000
Multi-use path at Waterfront Park $25,000
Photo of the Brooklawn Waterfront by SJO
Neighborhood Center, Inc. – baseball field renovation $25,000
Cherry Hill Township
Gregory Dalessio Playground $25,000
DeCou Park $25,000
Jeremy Kane Park $25,000
Albertson Avenue Playground $25,000
Gibbsboro Bikeway – Blueberry Hill to US Ave extension $25,000
Bill Flynn Complex, Corner Park and Proprietors Park $25,000