Marlton Park is situated on 62 spacious acres in the heart of beautiful Pilesgrove, NJ. The park features 2 pavilions, 3 modern playgrounds, youth sports facilities, exercise equipment and a paved walking/running track.
Many of the local youth sports leagues and events are held at the park. Woodstown Little League, Woodstown Soccer, Woodstown Lacrosse, and the Woodstown Pirates all proudly call Marlton Park their home. The park contains a football field, nine soccer fields, five baseball fields, one T-ball, two softball fields and a lacrosse field.
The pavilions are available for rent for any size event. They include shelter, numerous picnic tables, and lights. Information about reserving a pavilion for your next event can be found here.
The walking/jogging track can be divided into three loops. The largest loops takes you on a quiet and peaceful journey around the entire park. One trip around the large loop is 1.16 miles in length. The medium sized loop runs around the upper part of the park and is equivalent to 1.02 miles. And the small loop which runs through the lower portion of the park is just under 1 mile at .91 miles.
Marlton Park includes three modern playgrounds spread out around the park offering a safe place for children to play and enjoy the day. These playgrounds are situated near the youth playing fields giving younger siblings a close place to play.
President: Glenn Albertson
Vice President: Mike Prendergast
Treasurer: Bob Woodruff
Secretary: Cherie Lombardo
Trustee: Doug Painter
Trustee: Darren Huck
Trustee: Beth Rey
Future projects for the park.
- Water to the new pavilion
- New storage facility for the Pirates organization
- Expanding the park north and add a 3rd entrance
- Baseball / Softball practice facility
- Pave the upper parking lot
- Watercolor sketch of park – updated master plan
- Plant more shade trees
Key dates in the timeline of the association:
The Corporation was founded on June 18,1980, by Jay Gonzalez, Carl Jones, John Lenahan, John Hackett and Charles Hill. On October 21, 1981, the land for the park was purchased by the corporation. On March 8, 1982, the Park Master Plan was drafted for the first time. And on April 1, 1985, the park was opened to our community.
A fitness grant to finish walking trail was received in 2007; the 6th Annual fireworks on the 4th of July occurred in 2010; park bench refurbishment is ongoing; painting and new roof on concession stand (Boy Scouts); Clem Pavilion installed; new dugouts for baseball and softball added; electric installed in upper parking lot and pavilion; John Vascek Jr. Memorial Playground completed late 2007
- Bob McHarness: 1981-82
- Charles Baum: 1983
- Bob Bender: 1984
- Bill Miller: 1985-87
- Nancy Bell: 1988
- Ed Flitcraft: 1989-95
- Ed Coombs: 1996-98
- Doug Hathaway: 1999-2004
- Jeff Hepler: 2005 - 2007
- Jamie Danner: 2008-2014
Completed projects for the park.
- Expanding the walking trail (completed in summer 2009)
- New fall zones for all the playgrounds (completed in fall of 2009)
- New storage facility for the Woodstown Soccer Club (completed October 2010)