Hearing set on Camden County plan to spruce up park

A South Jersey park could soon see some major upgrades. A public meeting is set for this week to talk about it.

The plan is to use open space funding to make $20 million worth of improvements to Cooper River Park over the next five years. Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash says it will bring people closer to the river.

“We’re going to stabilize the banks and create a walkway so people can walk right up to the river on a sturdy, weather-protected walkway, sort of like a boardwalk you would see in Atlantic City,” Nash said. “Or else where it will open up the park to allow the river to be a part of the scenery.”

Nash says more fishing piers will be added as part of the improvements and as a better entrance to the park.

“Both on Cuthbert Boulevard and Route 130, so as people enter the park we want to create a ‘wow’ effect, so to speak, where people know they are entering this beautiful park,” Nash said.

A public hearing will be held Wednesday night at 6:30 at the Camden County Boathouse, 7050 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken.

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