Freeholders Award $875,000 in Municipal Recreation Grants

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(Camden, NJ) – The Freeholder Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $25,000 grants to 35 projects across Camden County. The 2018 Recreation Facility Enhancement Project Grants, totaling $875,000 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. 

$25,000 Grant Recipients

Community Center Hockey Rink

Audubon Park
Audubon Park Playground

Wish Upon a Star Playground           

Bellmawr Hockey Complex
Korosynski Dog Park

Pershing Road Recreation Complex

Cherry Hill Township
Richterman Park
Woodcrest Bowling Green Park                    
National Little League Ball Fields

Leanna Harris Park

Albertson Avenue Playground Phase II

Gibbsboro Bikeway repairs
Gibbsboro Bikeway amenities                                                                                                     

Gloucester City
Proprietors Park

Gloucester Township
Cobblestone Park 
Wye Oak Park

Haddon Heights
Hoff’s Park
Haddon Heights Soccer Club McCullough Soccer Complex

Haddon Township
Krupinski Park

Centennial Field

Albertson Park

Merchantville Community Center

Mt. Ephraim
Shining Star Park

Madison Park

Pine Hill
Joey Green Park

Girls Softball Fields

Somerdale Youth Basketball League Perry Complex

Quaker Run Nature Trail
Stratford Athletic Organization Parkview Recreational Complex Baseball Fields

Kirkwood Park
Lion’s Lake Park; Ashland Woods Hale Park
Round Hill Road Park

Calabrese Park
Frank Donio Park

Woodlynne Recreational Facility