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County Conducting $570,000 Improvement Project at Newton Lake Park

Improvements include the reconstruction of the parking lot at Newton Lake Drive and Route 30 and replacement of the roof on the pavilion off of Lakeshore Drive.

The Camden County Parks Department is conducting improvements at Newton Lake Park.

“Our park system contributes significantly to the quality of life we have here in Camden County,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department.  “These improvements will make a great park even more enjoyable for Camden County residents.”

When completed, the $570,000 project will include the reconstruction of the parking lot at Newton Lake Drive and Route 30, and replacement of the roof on the pavilion off of Lakeshore Drive.  Landscape improvements will be made at Lakeshore Drive and West Cuthbert Boulevard, and new fencing will be installed at Lakeshore Drive and Lees Lane.  The park will also get new signs, garden walls and landscape plantings throughout.

Newton Lake Park is 103 scenic acres running through the municipalities of Collingswood, Oaklyn and Haddon Township.  It is one of twenty parks in the Camden County Parks System.

--Press release from the Camden County Freeholder Board



Nature Lover May 16, 2014 at 07:41 AM
These improvements sound great. However the real issues at Newton Lake park and throughout the watershed, is non-source point pollution. We need a long range plan to keep the lake alive in spite of storm water and sewage outflows. The Newton Creek Watershed Association, an all volunteer group concerned with water quality throughout this Watershed. We have contacted Freeholders Nash and parks supervisor Frank Moran to discuss long-term stewardship of the Newton. This is critical as pondweed and algae are already spreading through this waterway. As caring and committed community members we once again ask Freeholder Nash and Mr. Moran to join us for a community meeting about the critical need to steward this great resource, Newton Creek and Lake. Lois Giovacchini Newton Creek Watershed Association

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