CAMDEN, NJ — Pyne Poynt Park, one of the city's major public space investments, was the site of a beautification event this weekend with numerous groups on hand.
Mayor Frank Moran, Camden County officials, and Cooper's Ferry Partnership, alongside Wells Fargo, hosted a community cleanup Saturday at the North Camden park.
More than 70 Wells Fargo employees joined elected officials, the North Camden Little League, Mastery Charter students, and local residents to spruce up the park, which the little league and Mastery Charter recreational programs call home. Members of the five-time champion Camden Braves baseball team also stopped by to participate.
The county has dedicated $4 million toward rehabbing Pyne Poynt in recent years, adding new baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and playground equipment.
“Today is a great opportunity to remind residents and visitors about the important role we all play in maintaining Camden’s parks,” Moran said. “Pyne Poynt Park belongs to all of us, and it’s great to see that so many people are willing to lend a hand to help take care of this beautiful open space. The park amenities are exceptional, and the athletic grounds are truly a field of dreams for this community."
Volunteers painted a new mural on the park concession stand, resurfaced the baseball fields, and built picnic tables for residents to use. The day kicked off with remarks from Moran and John Zimmerman, Wells Fargo Southern New Jersey Region Bank President, to those who devoted their time in the cleanup effort.
“We’re here today because we believe that our communities matter,” Zimmerman said. “The youth of Camden deserve safe, vibrant, healthy spaces to play and grow in and today we were able to help provide that for thousands of young people. We’re proud to partner with Cooper’s Ferry and the city in their efforts to move Camden forward.”