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Camden Community Aims For Health and Summer Unity with ‘Connect The Lots’

June 21, 2016 | Camden, Community News, Community News and Media

connect the lotsA strong community is a powerful foundation for creating a culture of health. Connect the Lots is Camden’s community-driven initiative aimed at bringing the Camden community closer. With help from the Kresge Foundation, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the City of Camden, and local residents and stakeholders, this city-wide initiative is utilizing Camden’s under-used open spaces and vacant lots to host games, exercise classes, movie nights, artistic workshops and live music for its residents.

From June to September 2016, many activities and events will be happening weekly in various lots and parks throughout the city including Pyne Poynt Park, Dudley Grange Park, and Roosevelt Plaza Park. Cooper’s Ferry Senior Project Manager Val Galarza hopes that Connect the Lots will get residents outside for the summer. “We want this event to showcase all the great places that Camden has to offer and get people moving and embracing the culture of health we’re building,” Galarza explained. The ongoing summer events are all about connecting physical activity and healthy living with art and culture for the city’s residents.

All events are open to the public and free of charge. For more information about the Connect the Lots initiative and a schedule of events, you can visit the website here.


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