$2M upgrade coming to amphitheater in a Camden County park

Camden County is upgrading an 83-year-old amphitheater in Haddon Heights.

David Madden
October 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Haddon Lake Dell

David Madden | KYW Newsradio

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HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Camden County is upgrading an 83-year-old amphitheater in Haddon Heights. 
    
After all this time, the place needed an upgrade. But Parks Director Maggie McCann says a top priority was to ensure the Haddon Lake Dell didn’t lose that special touch.
    
“The Dell has been a part of this community for over 80 years,” she told KYW Newsradio, “and we really want to make sure that we keep the feel and the look of the Dell so that the community that has had this as a beloved area of their neighborhood for so long still feels at home when they come back to this new venue.”


    
There’ll be a new stage, more seating, better lighting and paving and increased access for those with disabilities. 
    
“It has not been the number one primary concert venue,” County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash added, “but it has slowly over the years become perhaps one of the most popular entertainment venues in the entire county matching Cooper River Park and Wiggins Park.”
    
Neighbors even use the stage for local Tai chi exercise classes. But they’ll need to find a new place as crews take the fall and winter months to do the work. But those exercisers can return in the spring just as the 2019 Sundown Music Series is set to begin.