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Working with Camden Residents to Reimagine Local Parks

Last week, the Freeholder Board of Camden County, the City of Camden, former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership celebrated the groundbreaking of the new and improved 4th and Washington Park. Set to reopen in the spring, the Lanning Square park will see $1.4 million in improvements courtesy of Camden County, with $100,000 provided by Ron Jaworski’s foundation, Jaws Youth Playbook.


The revamped park will include a new and expanded playground and sprayground, fitness equipment, reconstructed basketball and handball courts with sports lighting, a graded lawn for sports practices and active recreation, a walking loop, a new pavilion with seating -- and a lot more.

Feedback from the Lanning Square West Residents Association and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy-Lanning Square was critical to developing the park’s renovation plan. At the groundbreaking, officials emphasized the need for residents’ continued input during the park renovation process.

4th and Washington Park is the second in a series of four County-funded park improvement projects in the City to begin construction. Last month, the County successfully opened the first to be rehabilitated, Alberta Woods Park. The County will have invested about $5 million in City parks by the time all four projects are completed – an investment that will soon reap dividends for the neighborhood’s children and residents.


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