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Kendall Park closed as city upgrades walking trail
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A well-used Camden city park walking trail will soon have a new look and feel.

Improvements to Kendall Park’s walking trail began recently with the addition of lights along the perimeter.

The park and parking lot is currently closed for site preparation and trail surfacing work. The work will ultimately yield a larger, 5-foot-side and more uniform trail. The trail length will stay the same at one-half mile long but the new surface will be smooth.

“Like walking on a cloud,” Urban Forester Liz Gilland said.

The new trail will be 2 inches thick and very comfortable to walk on. The city will not only be providing a tremendous upgrade to the current trail’s condition but will also be “green” by using recycled rubber from South Carolina tires that would otherwise go into a landfill.

“We are thrilled to provide these improvements to the park,” Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. “Many residents and employees of the hospital walk the trail frequently. This upgrade is one more way our city is supporting the Eat Smart, Move More initiative. Walkers, parents with baby strollers and folks with physical disabilities will find it an enjoyable experience.”

(This information provided by the city of Camden.)