Camden has five parks currently available for public use and one that is current in development (on land recently donated to the village).
Camden Bicentennial Park is located on Central Avenue at the NW corner of Lafayette Street. The beautifully landscaped park is has wonderful new gazebo and park benches for sitting, relaxing and people watching. It also has a tribute sign to remind all that Camden is the birthplace of author and writer, Sherwood Anderson. Often, the park is used for village events, programs and concerts.
Camden's Tyler's-Ville Community Park (formerly the Waterworks Park) is located just off of N. Main Street on E. McKinley Drive. The park has a new splash pad water area, picnic shelters, great playground equipment, restrooms, a gazebo, basketball court and soccer field. Further development of the park is in the works...stay tuned for more fun and healthy additions. The largest of Camden's parks is often used for sporting and other community activities and the shelter can be reserved for private use.
Camden Veterans Park - The Veterans Park is located right in the center of town at the corner of Main and Central. It features our Veterans Memorial, the beautiful (and working!) town clock, flag pole, benches for resting and gorgeous landscaping. It's also the location of a big Christmas tree during the holidays, and is the site of Camden's summer Farmers Market and Car Cruise In events.
Roadside Park - Camden maintains the state roadside park to the side of Route 127 on N. Main Street and at the town's Water Tower. The park has several picnic tables and has restrooms on the premises. It is the site of a large antique festival during the national Route 127 Yard Sales the first weekend in August. The entrance to the park is on N. Main Street/Anthony Wayne Parkway (which intersects with Rt 127 just north of the park).
Shank Park - Located at the corner of Lafayette and Bloomfield, Shank Park is the newest park in Camden. Donated to the Village by the Shank family, the property is located near the town's elementary school. While renovations are ongoing for this gathering and concert area, the new "stage" area has been started, picnic tables added, and lights strewn among the trees. Can you find the two tree faces in the park?
More photos of our Tyler's-Ville Community Park: