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Volunteers put together Northgate playground in Camden

October 21, 2012 | Camden

Originally published in CourierPostOnline

Under a sunny autumn sky Saturday, more than 300 volunteers descended on Northgate Park to build a playground for local kids and their families.

Planning for the playground began at a Design Day held in August when city children and community leaders met with organizers from KaBOOM!, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties.

A dream playground was envisioned, and the children’s drawings were then used to create the final design.

“This new playground is a true reflection of what lies in the hearts and minds of the children of our great city,” said Camden Mayor Dana Redd.

“I am excited to work with all of the inspirational partners that have helped make fun and safe play a reality for North Camden.”  Read full story…

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