Help Make Camden, NJ More Skateable And Playable This Summer!

Posted on July 21st, 2014 at 7:35 pm by in News

Help Make Camden, NJ More Skateable And Playable This Summer!

In a dream I saw a city invincible and together, we made it playable too.

We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Coopers Ferry Partnership via the support of the Kresge Foundation this summer to make Camden more playable and skateable. Starting on July 28th, we will be working young adults and community members in Camden to first transform a vacant lot in North Camden into a skateable/playable DIY wonderland. Later in the summer, we will leverage this DIY maker space, neighborhood research gathered and community connections developed to put the team of Camden building heroes grown during the first phase at the forefront of making small skateable/playable/plantable/sittable interventions between Northgate and Johnson Parks. This is a prototype project is part of a larger effort by Coopers Ferry to #connectthelots–to encourage greater mobility throughout Camden, particularly between the center of the city and North Camden.

Interested in being a Camden Building Hero?

Phase 1- 28 July-2nd August, 10-6 pm at the corner of North 3rd and Birch Streets.
Phase 2– TBA, late August for two weeks.

The North 5th Street site is located directly at the end of the Ben Franklin Bridge pedestrian/bike path and is easily walkable from the PATCO City Hall stop.

How can you help?

1. Be a Camden-based Building Hero! We have three paid internships for Camden-based leaders.
2. Help build for a morning, afternoon, day or the entire time.
3. Schedule a time to bring your college, high, middle school age or community group to help build.
4. Be a community ambassador and cheerleader. Help get the word out about the project in Camden, as well as in the skate and play communities.
5. Come skate and/or play!

Want more information?

Send Alex Gilliam an email: