|Kings Highway and Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ |
Phone: (856) 216-2117
Camden County Parks
Open daily from dawn to dusk. Additional parking 0.5 miles North on Park Boulevard, behind the Parks Administration Building, and also at Hopkins Pond. From the parking area at Greenwald Park, turn Right onto Park Boulevard. Turn Right onto King’s Highway/Route 41 and then Right again onto Hopkins Lane. After 0.2 miles turn Right into the parking area for Hopkins Pond.
Exit the parking area at Challenge Grove Park, and turn Left onto Caldwell Road, then Left onto Park Boulevard. After 0.6 miles, turn Left into the parking area for Maria Barnaby Greenwald Memorial Park, shortly after crossing Route 41/ King’s Highway.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST HIGHWAY: From I-295, take exit 32 and travel North on Berlin Road/ Route 561. After 1.3 miles, bear Right onto Potter Street. After 0.3 miles, turn Right onto King?s Highway/Route 41. After 0.7 miles, turn Left onto Park Boulevard. After 0.2 miles, turn Left into the parking area for Maria Barnaby Greenwald Memorial Park. Map
New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 455 Cherry Hill Mall/Woodbury/Paulsboro and New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 457 Moorestown Mall/Camden both stop at Kings Highway & Munn Avenue. Walk a short distance on Kings Hwy South. They also both stop at Kings Highway & Park Boulevard, which is 1 block further South on Kings Highway. New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 406 Berlin/Marlton/Philadelphia stops at Kings Highway & Route 70. Walk 6 blocks on Kings Highway South. Continue straight for 1 block and turn a sharp Right on Route 70. Walk 1 block on Route 70 and turn Left. New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 451 Camden/Voorhees Town Center/Lindenwold Patco stops at Kings Highway West & Tanner Street. Walk 1 block on Kings Highway South. Walk straight on East Kings Highway for about 7 blocks. Walking distance is less than 1 mile.
Hadrosaurus: Across Cooper River from the North end of Maria Barnaby Greenwald Memorial Park is Pennypacker Park, where the first near-complete dinosaur skeleton in the world was found in 1858 by William Foulke. To reach the site, exit Maria Barnaby Greenwald Park and turn Right onto Park Boulevard. Turn Right onto King’s Highway, and after 0.5 miles turn Right onto Grove Street. After 0.6 miles, turn Right onto Maple Avenue and park at the dead end. An informational plaque and skeleton sculpture denote the location of the discovery of Hadrosaurus foulkii, as the dinosaur was named, and trails are maintained into the ravine. A tradition began some years ago of children leaving plastic dinosaurs on the bench near the entrance of the park. A sculpture of a recreated Hadrosaurus stands in downtown Haddonfield. For more information visit http://hadrosaurus.com
Maria Barnaby Greenwald was a beloved mayor of Cherry Hill and the first woman to be elected as a Camden County Freeholder. The 47-acre park named in her honor encompasses a variety of different habitats from woodland, scrub and streams to field and pond. With abundant habitat for wildlife in the heart of a heavily developed area, birds and other wildlife are drawn here like magnets. A two or three hour walk around the area can yield at least 40 species of birds in May or September and slightly less at other times of the year. The 1.8 mile Cooper River Watchable Wildlife Walk begins here, with interpretive signs and brochures available at the Parks Administration Office and 3 locations along the trail.
|Trailhead at Hopkins Lane||Tony Geiger
Spring beauty, a yellow wildflower, carpets the Eastern end of the park in the woods from the end of April through early May. Bring your camera!
Sparrows are abundant. A walk along the paths that follow the more brushy areas might be rewarded with Eastern Towhees, Fox sparrows and Swamp Sparrows feasting on seeds. Great Blue Herons often can be spotted along the water’s edge. Watch for muskrats crossing the river, and listen for Belted Kingfisher near Hopkins Pond.
Wildflowers bloom throughout the forest floor. Numerous migrants sing and feed in the taller trees that line the path. Warblers include Pine, Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided and Northern Parula, among others. Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed Vireo and Wood Thrush can be expected as well. Arrive at dawn in April and May for the best birding.
Walk along the water's edge and keep an eye out for butterflies nectaring on flowers, dragonflies hawking small insects over the water and frogs basking in the sun on the stream embankments. Painted turtles and red belly turtles sun themselves at the edge of the ponds. Raccoons and opossums are active at dusk. Look for their tracks in the mud along the stream.
Fall brings the return of migrants, now on their southward journey. Scan berry-laden bushes and trees for Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby and Golden-Crowned Kinglet and Hermit Thrush. Waterfowl such as Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser and Pied-billed Grebe can be spotted on the River. Osprey and other raptors pass overhead.
Cooper River Watchable Wildlife Walk: Brochures are available at
Park Office, 0.5 miles further North on Park Boulevard, and at 3 locations along the trail. The 1.8 mile path stems from Greenwald Park and extends along a small branch of the Cooper River that is wooded and shaded. Wetland and woodland marsh habitat is observable from a slightly elevated trail.
Hopkins Pond: Hopkins Pond can be reached with a short hike through the woods from the Southwest Corner of Greenwald Park. The pond is a good fishing hole, and features a natural history tree trail in the surrounding old growth woods. To reach the parking area for Hopkins Pond, exit Greenwald park and turn Right onto Park Boulevard. Turn Right onto King’s Highway/Route 41 and then Right again onto Hopkins Lane. After 0.2 miles turn Right into the parking area for Hopkins Pond.