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2015 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

Freeholders award municipal recreation grants (Camden, NJ) – The Freeholder Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award the 2015 Recreation Facility Enhancement Project Grants.  The grants, funded through the Camden County Open Space Preservation Trust Fund, 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.

 

2015 Grant Recipients

Audubon

A $25,000 grant was awarded to replace fencing around the ball fields at Green Wave Park.

Barrington

A $25,000 grant was awarded to replace the playground equipment at Wish-Upon-A-Star playground.

Bellmawr

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install benches, bike racks, ADA access ramps and rubber play mulch at the Roberts Avenue Playground.

Berlin Township

A $25,000 grant was awarded to resurface the hockey rinks at the Robert Clyde Memorial Park.

Brooklawn

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install a multi-use trail along the Little Timber Creek waterfront at the Timber Boulevard Recreation Complex.

Cherry Hill

A $25,000 grant was awarded to construct basketball courts at Lion’s Den Park and $25,000 to resurface the tennis courts at Locustwood Park.  The Freeholder Board also approved a $25,000 grant for the Cherry Hill American Little League to upgrade the baseball fields at Brookfield Park, and $25,000 to the Cherry Hill National Athletic League to upgrade their playing fields.

Gibbsboro

A $25,000 grant was awarded to continue the expansion of the Gibbsboro multi-use train system along the Berlin Road Bikeway.

Gloucester City

A $25,000 grant was awarded to upgrade the playground equipment at the Cherry Street Playground.

Gloucester Township

A $25,000 grant was awarded to rehabilitate the clubhouse at Lake Matilda.  An additional $25,000 grant will go to replace playground equipment at the Sam Siler Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Haddon Heights

A $25,000 grant was awarded to the Haddon Heights Baseball Boosters Club to make upgrades to Cervino Field.

Haddon Township

A $25,000 grant was awarded to Haddon Township for the continued development of an off-road trail to Crystal Lake Park along the Recchino Field Multipurpose Path.

Haddonfield

A $25,000 grant was awarded to make improvements to the Crows Woods Haddonfield Girls Softball League field.  An additional $25,000 grant will go toward the installation of lights at the Haddonfield Soccer Club Anniversary Fields.

Lawnside

A $25,000 grant was awarded to construct a children’s splash and play area at the Lawnside Recreational Park.

Oaklyn

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install fencing around the community gardens the Veterans Memorial Park.

Pennsauken

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install a multi-use path, picnic grove and volleyball court at Lena Skelly Park.

Pine Hill

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install new playground equipment at the Charles Bowen Recreation Complex.

Somerdale

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install rubber mulch at the Kennedy Park Recreation Center.  An additional $19,631 grant was awarded to the Somerdale Softball and Baseball Association to make upgrades to the James Perry Memorial Complex.

Stratford

A $25,000 grand was awarded to the Stratford Athletic Organization to improve the dugouts at the Yellin Recreational Complex.

Voorhees

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install nature-based playground equipment at the Ashland Woods/Hall Park complex.  A $25,000 grant will go toward improving vehicular access and handicap parking at Stafford Woods, and $25,000 will be used to resurface the tennis and basketball courts at the Round Hill, Lake Villa and Sheppard Road facilities.

Waterford Township

A $25,000 grant was awarded to install new energy efficient lighting at Ritter Field.

Woodlynne

A $25,000 grant was awarded to make upgrades at the basketball courts.