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Editorial: Another jewel for Gloucester

Gloucester has another jewel of a park among the recreational facilities it offers to the public. Woodville Park near Ordinary has opened, with much to enjoy now and many more attractions promised for the future.

Here is an example of many entities and individuals working together to create something of value for all people. Woodville began with the generous donation of land and money by the late Arline Lanciano, a successful real estate broker, and her family. Volunteers and organizations have pitched in over the years to create a pond, soccer fields, walkways and more. Half of the 100 acres are now ready for visitors. There is more to come.

The park is a triumph of public and private generosity.

For a small county, Gloucester has an abundance of wonderful sites for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Gloucester Point Beach and Fishing Pier, and the Beaverdam Park, are the largest jewels, augmented by Ark, Abingdon, Brown and Tyndall Point parks (and now Woodville), as well a...

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