Camden's Lanning Square Park set to undergo $1.4 million renovation

Lawmakers hope the revitalization will bring the community together

Mike Dougherty
October 03, 2018 - 9:03 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to revitalize Camden, Lanning Square Park will undergo a $1.4 million renovation.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. As it sits now, the park at Fourth and Clinton Streets isn't pretty, but that's all about to change.

"There will be basketball courts and places to play. There will be a small ampitheater for performances. There will be playground equipment," said County Freeholder Jeff Nash.

Nash says it took a lot of people working together to get to this point.

"When I look at the children and see the smiles on their faces, you know that this is really their city. This is their future," he said.

The park was partially funded by the Ron Jaworski Foundation. Jaws Youth Playbook donated $100,000 to the project. Organizers say the parks are all about bringing people and families together.

"As long as there's conversations at a friendly place like this, I think positive things happen," said Nash.

The revitalization is being completed through a partnership between the Camden County Freeholder Board, City of Camden and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership.