Mayor’s Column: Connolly Park

Mayor Mignogna discusses Connolly Park and the dog park.

Over the last two decades, Connolly Park has evolved into a popular gathering place for the Voorhees Community.

Located along Centennial Blvd., this 49-acre oasis, acquired by the Township in 2001, now includes a half-mile lit walking and jogging track with eight workout stations, a large grass field for multi-sport usage, a cricket pitch with synthetic turf and a comfort station with restrooms. A community playground was installed in 2010 and new picnic tables have been added to the park. This year the open-air picnic pavilion on the upper level adjacent to the community playground was enlarged, providing protection from the sun and rain. The pavilion nearest to the Cricket Pitch was rebuilt this year thanks to a county grant. Connolly Park is also the venue for our Summer Concert Series. Our first concert since 2019 will take place at the park on August 19 when the popular show BeaT Tells takes the stage.

Connolly Park is also home to two enclosed dog runs, one for large dogs and one for small dogs, with nearby water fountains and pet waste bag dispensers. The park is open every day from dawn until dusk.

To ensure the safety of our residents enjoying Connolly Park and throughout our community, Township Ordinance 92.21 mandates that no dog or cat shall run at large. Dogs must be on a leash and controlled while walking to and from the dog park. Ordinance 92.22 requires that the dog’s owner must be able to control the animal when on a leash.

Dogs are not permitted to run free anywhere in the township except when in the gated dog parks and only when accompanied by their owner. If dogs or cats are seen roaming unattended, call the police non-emergency number at (856) 428-5400. If the animal appears dangerous or poses a threat, call 911.

All dogs and cats residing in Voorhees must be licensed. For information about such licenses, contact the Township Clerk at (856) 429-7757 or visit our web page at voorheesnj.com.

To report maintenance issues at Connolly Park or any of our parks, call (856) 428-5499 or email parks@voorheesnj.com.

Enjoy Connolly Park!

 

**Aug. 19, we welcome BeaT Tells, the premier Beatles tribute band. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. The band recaptures the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity which evoke memories of the 60’s and 70’s. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on the “Great Lawn” at Connolly Park. The “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m.  There is also plenty of free parking.

** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information about tickets, visit voorheesnj.com.