Everyone needs a break now and then. That’s why there are 51 outdoor parks in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and an additional 3 owned by Camden County, to help you de-stress. Here is a list of the top five public parks in Cedar Hill that you can take advantage of free of charge:
Challenge Grove Park
Cooper River also runs through Challenge Grove Park, owned by Camden County. The entrance for the 17.8-acre park can be found at the corner of Bortons Mill Road & Caldwell Road. This park includes a bike trail, something nice to take advantage of after lunch, or even dinner, at one of their four available picnic areas. This park also has two playgrounds, a long jump, two basketball courts and an open pavilion with convenient indoor restrooms, open all day.
Croft Farm is the only public park in Cherry Hill, NJ with an art center. Built in 1753, it was once a farm and working mill. Between 1753 and 1985, when it was finally sold to the township, it underwent numerous changes. It is now considered a historical landmark. In 1995, it was finally made into an art center, which still serves as a venue for concerts performed by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department, as well as multiple classes and seminars related to the arts.
If you have an itch for hiking and nature observation, Downs Farm Trails in Cherry Hill is a sweet retreat. There are four trails, ranging from easy to intermediate, and from .05 miles to a quarter mile. Featuring ponds, small streams, and wooded areas, all of these trails lead home. Start at the beginning. End at the beginning. These trails are open from dawn until dusk.
This tiny playground was built in 1967 and has a commemorative plaque mounted onto a rock. A tree on premises was planted in memory of a Rotary event held there that same year. This park includes a slide, swings, a tire swing, plenty of places to crawl and to explore. This park also includes a climbing area. A basketball court is on site. The Post Office is within walking distance.
Cooper River Park is a cozy park, snuggled up alongside the Cooper River, which runs through Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Haddon Township and Collingswood. Easily accessible, this park is closed in by Grove Street, Route 130, South Park drive and North Park Drive. Parking is never a problem, though many residents gather for local rowing competitions. This park is great for jogging, and pet friendly. At the intersection of North Park and Cuthbert Boulevard, you’ll find Parkway Miniature Golf on your right. At the far end of North Park Drive, there is a dog park called ‘Pooch Park.’
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