Jaws and Officials Break Ground on Whitman Park Improvement Project

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County Commissioners Jeff Nash and Al Dyer joined Camden Mayor Vic Carstarphen and officials from the Camden Community Partnership to break ground on the Whitman Park Improvement Project.

Whitman Park is a Camden city-owned 6.5-acre community space that has provided youth, families, and residents opportunities for various recreational uses. The upcoming renovations, including a 3.5-acre addition to the park, and have begun on Tuesday, August 3. The upgrades are part of a continuing $19 million commitment by Camden County to improve 10 parks across the city. Camden County is administering the construction project with project management support from Camden Community Partnership through the County Parks Department.

“Growing up in Newark and Camden, I know the importance of these recreational fields and what they mean to the kids of our city,” Dyer said. “I know the role they played for me growing up here and later on as a coach and an AD for the school district. I know how important this complex will be for our city’s youth and the outlet these world-class fields will be for so many Camden athletes. This renovation also marks another chapter of righting past wrongs and taking back some of our precious property in this city that was laid to waste generations ago.”