Camden’s waterfront is getting a 13 acre park with trails and picnic areas thanks to a large federal grant.
Congressman Donald Norcross announced the program Monday and sees a lot of potential for the project.
"This investment will bring new construction jobs to the area – and will help provide the people in South Jersey with a safe place to relax, exercise and spend time with their families," said Congressman Norcross. "Camden is thriving – it’s getting safer, it’s getting greener and there are more jobs – and I look forward to even more people joining me in calling Camden home."
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The Department of the Interior’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) contributed $750,000 to the City of Camden for the waterfront park. The ORLP is administered by the National Park Service which works to promote new development for outdoor recreation areas across the country.
"Every kid deserves the opportunity to get outside and play… investing in public lands is an investment in communities. The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program is an innovative public-private-partnership which revitalizes communities through improving infrastructure, creating jobs, and enhancing neighborhoods," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
Bordering the Delaware River, the park will be located in North Camden, next to the Pyne Poynt Park.