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Cooper River Park Vision Plan


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The Camden County Parks Department has a Vision Plan that will expand and redefine the current qualities and attributes of Cooper River Park so that it will continue to serve as Camden County’s gathering place.

Below are the suggestions from the public meeting hosted by Freeholder Jeffrey Nash at the Cooper River Boathouse.  The meeting took place on April 11 and was well attended.  If you missed the meeting and have a suggestion about improving Cooper River Park please email us at:  freeholders@camdencounty.com or comment on our Facebook page.  If you would like to pick up the phone and talk to someone about the plan you can call (856) 225-5466.

Cooper River Park Vision Plan Comments
  1. Ideas: Rowing, Track for Rutgers Camden…they do not have one yet, more benches especially facing the river, cut the brush in balance with environmental concerns, trash receptacles, improved parking, improved lobster trap outdoor area, roofed areas, permanent grandstand, permanent restrooms facilities, architecturally interesting covered bridge
  2. West side of rt 130. Make improvements and better connect to the rest of cooper river park. Better accessible to nearby residents.
  3. Concerns about maintenance and garbage...management of invasive plant species
  4. Wish List: concerns for accessibility from playground to river, challenge grove as an example, more benches and shade in the playground
  5. Zone 6 masterplan – no building
  6. Geese issues
  7. Traffic issues crossing from apartments to jack Curtis stadium…safety
  8. Transforming a very natural park? What are the implications?
  9. Rt 130 implications…accessibility during construction
  10. Playground rubberized material…air quality, park maintenance…increased employees?
  11. Riparian buffer concerns that once established nearby residents will want it taken away
  12. Signage at playground
  13. Flood and evacuation issues
  14. Kayaking on other side of Cuthbert road, important details necessary for traffic issues
  15. Ice skating
  16. Platform for ongoing dialogue for park improvements.
  17. Connection to regional trail network, water trail – new portage?
  18. Timeline
  19. Transportation connection…Cooper River Park acting as a hub
Open Space Comments other than the Vision Plan
  1. Equity program for park improvements (east vs west 130 improvements)
  2. Connections to additional trail systems
  3. Attention to Pyne Poynt park
What others are saying: 
Courier Post - March 28, 2012

KYW News Radio – April 1, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 2012

WHYY Newsworks – April 10, 2012

Courier-Post – April 11, 2012




 

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