Community Parks and Streetscape Improvements

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Parks, trees and landscaping are important to the vibrancy of a community. The Cooper Foundation knows how a clean and well-maintained neighborhood can build a sense of pride among residents of a community. 

The Cooper Foundation works with the City of Camden and Camden County to design neighborhood parks and improve streets. As part of this commitment, The Cooper Foundation maintains the Joan S. Davis Park on 7th Street, the Sheila L. Roberts Park on 6th and Washington Street, and Triangle Park on Haddon and Newton Avenues in Cooper Plaza.

During the summer months, The Cooper Foundation offers Summer in the City, a free outdoor concert series in the Sheila L. Roberts Park (Cooper Commons Park) and the Lanning Square Park to showcase the positive changes in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods and parks. Sponsors include the Garden State Discovery Museum, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Rowan University at Camden and Campbell Soup Company.

The Cooper Foundation partnered with the Cooper Lanning Civic Association, Camden Children’s Garden and Cooper employees on the “Cooper Sprouts” community garden. Located on the corner of 7th Street and Newton Avenue, the garden is maintained by Cooper Plaza residents, Cooper employees and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University students.