I heard the news about the Camden Children’s Garden this weekend. The more I tried to process it the more upset I became and this song came to mind. The Garden offered so many ways for fun and learning. Even though there aren’t many details available. There are ways to help; I knew our readers would want to know and would want to help.
Here is what I do know.
The nonprofit Camden Children’s Garden has two months to vacate most of its state-owned property before the land is transferred to the Adventure Aquarium next door.
In a letter sent last week, the New Jersey Department of Treasury ordered Children’s Garden director Michael Devlin to remove all property – including the facility’s amusement rides, gazebo, and giant dinosaur – by March 31.
There is speculation that the area may be turned into a parking lot but we don’t know because no one is commenting publicly.
I know we all love the Children’s Garden. I have some great memories, like below, from there
and from our Children’s Garden Photos in our Facebook album.
Here’s ways you can make a difference to try to save the Camden Children’s Garden
- Sign the Save the Camden Children’s Garden Petition
- Join the Save the Camden Children’s Garden Facebook group to stay up on the most-up-to-date developments and ways you can take action.
- Comment below with a reason the Camden Children’s Garden should be saved.
- Share your favorite Camden Children’s Garden memory in the comments below or share a favorite picture on our Facebook wall. http://www.facewbook.com/jerseyfamilyfun.
- Read the articles below and share them on Facebook, Twitter, emails. The more you share the more awareness will be raised for this issue.
- Request these contacts to reconsider this decision and the importance of this organization’s programming.
As we learn of new developments we will try to keep you updated as well.