DJI Mavic Pro Drone Image of the Bellmawr Hockey Complex by SJO
The Camden County Freeholder 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 Playground
Wish Upon a Star Playground
Bellmawr Hockey Complex
Korosynski Dog Park
Pershing Road Recreation Complex
Cherry Hill Township
Woodcrest Bowling Green Park
National Little League Ball Fields
Leanna Harris Park
Albertson Avenue Playground Phase II
Gibbsboro Bikeway repairs
Gibbsboro Bikeway amenities
Wye Oak Park
Haddon Heights Soccer Club McCullough Soccer Complex
Merchantville Community Center
Shining Star Park
Joey Green Park
Girls Softball Fields
Somerdale Youth Basketball League Perry Complex
Quaker Run Nature Trail
Stratford Athletic Organization Parkview Recreational Complex Baseball Fields
Lion’s Lake Park; Ashland Woods Hale Park
Round Hill Road Park
Frank Donio Park
Woodlynne Recreational Facility