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‘Pocket park’ construction to start


Construction of a new “pocket park” across from Gloucester’s historic court circle is expected to begin this summer, and Gloucester’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is seeking contributions from the public to complete the project.

The site chosen was previously home to Tucker Store, which was located on the outside of the court circle and operated from 1872 until 1980. The building was demolished in 1984, leaving behind the grass lot that exists today between the Daily Press building and attorney Richard C. Langhorne’s office.  

In August 2017, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to the “pocket park” concept, with no public funds being used for the project.

“Through a series of private donors and partnerships, Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Park Partners, Inc., will create a welcoming and attractive space on Main Street,” Gloucester PRT director Katie Legg said...

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