Elijah Perry Park

IIn alignment with Mayor Victor G. Carstarphen’s focus on improving the quality of life for Camden residents, and in its role as Brownfields Manager for the City of Camden, Camden Redevelopment Agency (CRA) secured grants from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and leveraged grant funds from the New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to address contamination at Elijah Perry Park. 

Located in the Centerville neighborhood at 9th & Ferry Avenue (Block 544, Lot 1 of the City on the Camden Tax Map), this City-owned Park is now closed for environmental clean-up and construction of new Park improvements. 
Preliminary environmental assessment activities conducted at the site indicates the presence of historic fill material site wide, which requires remediation to address.  Elevated concentrations of metals, PCBs, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons also were found.   Historic fill ranges from 0.5 feet to seven feet below grade. 

Environmental remediation and Park construction – “The Elijah Perry Park Project” will start on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) together with the Camden Redevelopment Agency, the City of Camden and Camden Community Partnership will start work to deliver a new community Park. A comprehensive plan exists for the Park remediation to be conducted first and completed this fall.  Construction of the new Park improvements will start on November 6, 2023 and be completed in 2024.
For additional information or responses to questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at # 856-757-7200, Mayor@ci.camden.nj.us
1.     English-Language Flyer
2.     Spanish-Language Flyer   
3.     Park Project Remediation Schedule 
4.     Truck Route for Soil Removal