Did you know that the Borough of Haddon Heights has over 67 acres of park and recreational areas within its borders? This represents 6.6% of the total area of our town and gives us more park and recreation space than most towns in our area. Come explore our leafy environment just outside your front door.
Here are the Borough’s Parks and Recreational zones and plans:
Devon Avenue Zone: This area of 19.3 acres contains athletic fields, tennis courts, parking, wooded area and open space. The south side of Devon Avenue has been recently upgraded to support increased sport use, town events and casual play. Three fields on this side host High School and youth soccer, fall football and cheerleading, spring flag football and summer adult soccer. Haddon Glen Swim Club sits on the southern boundary while the east side of the zone features a 4 acre wooded area designated the Little Timber Creek Nature Trail. The North side of Devon Avenue has 5 tennis courts, a new basketball court and practice goal, and a large area of wooded and open land. This area is currently undergoing environmental review at the state level for possible reclamation. We have an engineering proposal in hand to add two additional all purpose fields and parking spaces; funding is under review.
Barr Complex Zone: Our most centrally located zone, this diverse 17.4 acre site stretches from 8th and High Streets, down W. Atlantic Avenue to our 295 boarder and supports a wide variety of use by the community and the Junior and Senior High School teams, HHYA baseball and softball, American Legion teams, HH Field Hockey and adult teams. This zone features quiet park land and shady woods, 6 different diamonds, multiple use outfields, Hoff’s beloved playground and picnic area, and small buildings housing concessions, rest rooms and storage. A town icon, the former Boy Scout cabin, holds center spot in this zone and is headquarters for our Summer Recreation program. Newly renovated, the cabin has its original, restored stone fireplace and a large meeting or party room. It also features a rest room and kitchenette. Our town Community Center is across the street and includes our Senior Center, a large meeting or event room and a full size kitchen. An extensive schedule of adult and youth recreational and educational classes and activities, regular senior activities and special events are held in this newly renovated facility. The Community Center and Cabin are available to rent. Please call the Borough Hall at 856-547-7164 for more information.
The Borough has planned a host of projects that have been or will soon be completed including removal of dead trees and trimming of dangerous ones, fence repair, shed painting, backstop replacement, monthly safety checks of the playground, mulching under the play equipment and a massive cleanup of the woods. New features include the clearing of an enhanced nature trail/ walking path (using wood chips harvested from the tree project), the planting of willow trees and 30 parking spaces near the Cabin. A basketball practice goal and new concrete area will add another recreation option.
Haddon Lake Park Zone: While the turn of the century lake was drained decades ago, this natural bowl area contains a walking /jogging path and grassy areas along the creek, the Norcross Dell for shows, a playground, a baseball field and quiet areas for relaxing.
Camden County owns and maintains the park, equipment and facilities. A project to eliminate flooding between the playground and Kings Highway was completed in 2008. Haddon Lake Park extends from Station Avenue at 10th to Kings Highway.
To make reservations for use of any County Park for weddings or parties, please call 856-795-PARK.