Commissioners Approve $1.1 Million of Grants for Recreational and Historic Enhancement Projects

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Commissioner Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historical Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $700,000 to 28 recreation facility enhancement projects and $405,000 to nine historic preservation projects throughout the county. 

 

“These funds will be utilized for several purposes from improving recreational facilities as well as preserving multiple historic sites, ultimately making Camden County a better place to work, live and visit,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the county Division Environmental Affairs. “Ranging from ball fields to park trails, these grants will ensure that our residents have top quality outdoor spaces to enjoy. Additionally, these funds will preserve some of our most precious historic sites and expand their services for our residents to continue learning about the rich history of Camden County.”

 

In 1998, the residents of Camden County voted overwhelmingly in support of a referendum to create the Camden County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historical Preservation Trust Fund, to be used to acquire, preserve and maintain environmentally sensitive lands, open space, drinking water sources, historic sites, recreation areas and farmland within Camden County.

 

2022 Historic Grant Recipients

 

  • American Revolution trail upgrades – $50,000
  • Battleship New Jersey improvements – $50,000
  • Benjamin Cooper Inn adaptive reuse as the American Revolution Museum of South Jersey, upgrades – $50,000
  • Blackwood Bank Building exterior restoration – $50,000
  • The Caruso House upgrades- $50,000
  • John Lucas Homestead renovations- $50,000
  • Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm renovations – $50,000
  • Peter Mott House renovations – $30,000 
  • Whitman Stafford Farmhouse upgrades – $25,000

 

2022 Recreational Grant Recipients

 

  • Audubon Family Park walking path installation – $25,000
  • Audubon Park Baseball Field Improvements – $25,000
  • Barrington Lost World Park Playground – $25,000
  • Bellmawr pickle ball courts construction – $25,000
  • Berlin Luke Avenue Recreation Complex improvements – $25,000
  • Brooklawn Waterfront Park improvements – $25,000
  • CC Historical Society tennis courts construction – $25,000
  • Cherry Hill Sandringham Park playground renovations – $25,000
  • Erlton Park playground upgrades – $25,000
  • Chesilhurt Leanna Harris Park dog park construction – $25,000
  • Clementon Bottom’s Lake improvements – $25,000
  • Collingswood Knight Park pedestrian path repairs – $25,000
  • Gibbsboro Lindenwold Bikeway Network concrete installation – $25,000
  • Gloucester City Proprietors Park playground renovations – $25,000
  • Gloucester Township Community Park benches/receptacles installation – $25,000
  • Gloucester Township Community Park pickleball courts construction – $25,000
  • Haddon Heights Devon Avenue Soccer Field turf improvements – $25,000
  • Haddon Township Pocket/Butterfly Park renovations – $25,000
  • Lawnside, Lawnside Park renovations – $25,000
  • Lindenwold Gibbsboro Bikeway Network concrete installation – $25,000
  • Magnolia Albertson Park Gazebo replacement – $25,000
  • Mount Ephraim Shining Star & Norcross Park Little League Complex upgrades – $25,000
  • Oaklyn Swim Club/Rec Facility redevelopment – $25,000
  • Pennsauken Multi Use Trail exercise equipment installation – $25,000
  • Runnemede 6th Avenue Playground upgrades – $25,000
  • Somerdale Kennedy Park Recreation Center pickleball court construction – $25,000
  • Stratford Hagerty Baseball Field improvements – $25,000
  • Voorhees Kirkwood Park & Green Ridge Neighborhood improvements – $25,000
  • Voorhees Malaroto Recreation Complex improvements – $25,000
  • Waterford Ritter Recreation Complex upgrades – $25,000
  • Woodlynne Elm Avenue dog park construction – $25,000

Commissioners Approve $1.1 Million of Grants for Recreational and Historic Enhancement Projects