Gloucester County is in the process of fundraising to make the park at the site of the former Tucker Store a reality. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors gave the green light for county staff to formalize fundraising and contract for design services for the 5,000-square-foot community space concept adjacent to the court circle during its Aug. 1 meeting in the colonial courthouse.
The project, which is expected to cost between $57,000 and $78,000, will involve no public money, according to Carol Steele, Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism director. She said the park will include planting and amenities that can greatly enhance the vacant lot as well as seating and shade that can accommodate the people who walk along Main Street.
In March, the board of supervisors approved moving forward with a National Park Service kiosk, bench and drinking fountain at the outer edge of the park next to Main Street with a private donation that had already come in for the space.
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