Watershed Protection

New Parks, Trails Will Reconnect Region to Camden's Two Rivers

Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A century after Camden County began planning its parks, the system’s urban core is being reimagined and expanded to enable people on foot, bicycles, or watercraft to enjoy the Cooper and Delaware Rivers.

Gateway Park, created for the 2000 Republican National Convention and locked in limbo ever since, is finally set to debut along the Cooper on the south side of Admiral Wilson Boulevard.

“We intend to open the park this spring,” Freeholder Jeff Nash said, adding that title transfers and environmental remediation of all but two parcels of land have been completed.

Meanwhile, Riverfront State Prison, long a hulking barrier between much of North Camden and the Delaware, has been replaced by the new Cooper’s Point Park.

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