4/24/12, 10:00 am Groundbreaking Ceremony.
During Earth Week the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Phoenix Park. This 5 acre riverfront park is being created for the residents of South Camden. The Camden County MUA purchased 227 Jefferson Street, an abandoned industrial property, using an Open Space grant provided by Camden County.
Below is a picture of the abandoned industrial buildings taken prior to the Authority’s ownership. Next is a photo of the property in its current condition, after the demolition of the buildings. This site, south of our treatment plant, is currently in the process of being converted into a public park. The Authority and its green infrastructure partners, the City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, New Jersey Tree Foundation, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Nature Conservancy, are all assisting with the park design.