Barrington not among 21 Camden County towns receiving recreational facility grants
Camden County awarded more than $750,000 to more than two dozen projects at publicly owned recreation facilities across the county to expand their use for recreational purposed — but no Barrington projects were among the grant winners.
The grants are entirely funded by the Camden County Open Space Preservation Trust Fund. Requests for funding are limited to $25,000 per project, per year. The projects must be completed within a one-year period.
The big winner in the grants was Cherry Hill, which will receive $209,500 for nine projects. The township and related organizations will get $25,000 each for:
- Renovating the interior of the Croft Farm House to increase seating capacity;
- Purchasing and installing fitness equipment at Erlton Park;
- Constructing a pedestrian trail linking the Richterman Sports Complex to Cherry Hill East High School.
- Renovating Little League bathrooms and construction of an ADA compliant bathroom (awarded to Cherry Hill American Little League)
- Renovating Little League bathrooms and infield (awarded to Cherry Hill Athletic Little League)
- Installation of Little League lighting (awarded to Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League)
- Resodding of Pop Warner football field (awarded to Cherry Hill Midget Football League)
- Constructing a storage shed and installing lighting and benches at the Upper and Lower Chapel Avenue parks’ soccer fields (awarded to Cherry Hill Soccer Club)
- An additional grant of $9,500 was awarded to Cherry Hill Olde Guarde for installation of an irrigation system and the purchase of a mower and mower shed at the South Jersey Rugby Field.
Several Barrington neighbors also received grants.
- Bellmawr: $25,000 for remove of ADA barriers, installation of tuff timber boarders, application of rubber mulch and repair or replacement of sidewalks around the baseball field, soccer field and walking path at Charles J. Sauter Jr. Park.
- Bellmawr: $25,000 to the Bellmawr School District for construction of a passive park and butterfly garden at the school playground.
- Haddon Heights: $25,000 for construction of a pedestrian trail along the perimeter of the Devon Avenue Recreation Park.
- Lawnside: $23,365 grant to purchase and install a scoreboard, picnic tables and grills at the Lawnside Recreation Park.
- Magnolia: $25,000 to install lighting and fencing at the Magnolia Community/Senior Center.
- Magnolia: $25,000 to the Magnolia Girls Softball League for the construction of bathrooms, batting/pitching cages and an announcer’s booth at their field.
- Magnolia: $25,000 to the Magnolia Little League replace fencing and asphalt around their field.
- Runnemede: $25,000 for installation of bathroom facilities and two flag football/soccer fields at Beaver Branch Park.
View the full list here.
Each year, municipal organizations are invited to submit an application detailing the enhancements planned for their existing recreation facilities for consideration by the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee, according to the county news release.