New park replaces dormant parking lot along Camden waterfront

David Madden
June 01, 2019 - 7:00 am
RCA Pier

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CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There’s a new park along the Camden waterfront in what used to be a parking lot.  

RCA Pier is a new 2-acre green space that once served as parking for RCA offices in Camden. The new park — the 12th in town — opened this week with the help of mostly private donations. 

The space, located just outside the new American Water headquarters along the Delaware River, cost more than $4 million to create. 

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Kris Kollluri, CEO of the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, said plans are already in place to put the site to good use.

“We’re going to make sure that this park is actively used by residents and visitors alike with programming that includes yoga, that includes concerts, and a multitude of other events,” he said.

Kollluri hopes to get the community involved enough to get them to help keep the place clean, though there are funds set aside to deal with that as well.

“Just like Philadelphia, just like New York and all the beautiful cities up and down the East Coast, we want to make sure the residents have access to the waterfront,” he added. “The Delaware River is one of the most beautiful open air and open spaces there are on the East Coast, and we want the residents to come and enjoy an afternoon here.”
    
Another park will soon open just a short walk away, located at Campbell's Field, where the Riversharks used to play Minor League Baseball.