Phoenix Park 'Rises from the Ashes,' Opens in Camden

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Officials in Camden have officially opened the final phase a new park aimed at improving the quality of life for residents in the area.

On Tuesday, December 12th, the Camden County Freeholder Board, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, the Camden Stormwater Management and Resource Training Initiative, and members of the community gathered along the Camden waterfront to celebrate the completion of the final phase of Phoenix Park in the Waterfront South neighborhood.

Officials say the six-acre recreational park is not only improving the neighborhood's stormwater management and air quality, but it's also providing residents with an open space they can enjoy.

Freeholder Jeffrey Nash related Phoenix Park to the Phoenix bird and says he's pleased to see the park "rise from the ashes" for the community, and allow for Camden residents to access the Delaware River.

Phoenix Park serves as protection from storms and flooding and includes trees, meadows, walking paths as well as scenic views of the Delaware River.

The project was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Council of the United States as one of the 10 most innovative uses of federal water infrastructure funding in the country. 

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