Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Glou City & Mt. Ephraim Among 2017 Recreation Enhancement Project Grant Recipients

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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

Audubon

Green Wave Park $25,000

Mansion Avenue School playground $16,500

Audubon Park

Audubon Park Playground $25,000

Bellmawr

Recreation basketball court $25,000

Scott Merulla Playground $25,000

Berlin Borough
Berlin Soccer Club – Franklin Ave. Fields $25,000

Brooklawn

Multi-use path at Waterfront Park $25,000

Brooklawn Waterfront

Photo of the Brooklawn Waterfront by SJO

Camden

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

Clementon

Albertson Avenue Playground $25,000

Gibbsboro

Gibbsboro Bikeway – Blueberry Hill to US Ave extension $25,000

Gloucester City

Bill Flynn Complex, Corner Park and Proprietors Park $25,000

Gloucester Township

State Street Park playground equipment $25,000

Haddon Heights

Haddon Heights Youth Athletics Barr Complex $25,000

Haddon Township

New Jersey Avenue Playground improvements $25,000

Laurel Springs

Laurel Springs Recreation Complex $25,000

Lawnside

Lawnside Recreation Park $25,000

Magnolia

Magnolia Little League Complex $20,000

Mt. Ephraim

Youth Athletic Fields Complex $25,000

Norcross Park $25,000

Photo of Norcoss Park by SJO

Oaklyn

Clinton Avenue Pocket Park $25,000

Pennsauken Township

Johnson Park $25,000

Somerdale

Kennedy Park Recreation Center $23,000

Somerdale Youth Basketball League – Perry Complex $25,000

Stratford

Vasser Avenue Sports Complex $25,000

Parkeview Recraertional Complex Baseball Fields $25,000

Voorhees Township

Kirkwood Park – handicapped parking $25,000

Lion’s Lake Park/Ashland Woods/Hale Park $25,000

Maiaroto Recreation Complex $25,000

Winslow Township

Frank Donio Park $11,900

Peter Volpa Memorial Park $13,900

Stella Maiese Park $22,800

West Atco 1 Park $16,760

(Source: Media Release)

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