Fees eliminated in county parks

Fees eliminated in county parks

The Camden County Parks Department will no longer collect fees from county residents for the use of athletic fields or picnic areas.

“The Freeholder Board encourages everyone to take advantage of the facilities in Camden County’s Parks,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, the seven-member board’s liaison to the Parks Department. “By allowing individuals to reserve a picnic pavilion or ball field at no charge, we hope that more families will enjoy all that Camden County’s parks have to offer.”

Many Camden County Parks have facilities that can be reserved, including baseball fields, volleyball courts and picnic groves. For a complete list of Camden County Parks and their amenities, visit http://www.camdencounty.com/parks

Camden County residents will continue to be asked to apply for park use permits to ensure the facilities they are requesting are available, but the fees will no longer apply to residents. To obtain a park use permit, call the Camden County Parks Department at (856) 216–2173.

The 20 parks in the Camden County Parks System offer the perfect backdrop for whatever you and your family enjoy — picnics, playgrounds, athletic fields, hiking paths, biking trails and much more. From the dramatic views in Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden to the natural setting of Timber Creek Park in Gloucester Township, Camden County’s Parks offer something for everyone.

Cooper River Park, one of the signature parks in the Camden County Park System, spans more than 340 acres across four municipalities, and features the largest children’s playground of any county parks, an 18-hole miniature golf course, the Camden County Golf Academy, the Camden County Boathouse, and a 3.7 mile loop utilized by walkers, runners and bikers every day.