Edith Morley Park with raised wooden walking boardwalks through green trees and over a creek

Edith Morley Park


open space authority funds contributed to project


project awarded

The Authority contributed $173,021 to improvements at Edith Morley Park, a 5.5-acre site located adjacent to percolation ponds on Campbell Technology Parkway. The project provided wetland preservation, native plantings, walking paths, and benches. Edith Morley Park offers recreational amenities as well as a marsh and wetland area for exploration and environmental studies.
Award Date:
June 11, 2001
20% Funding Program
635 Campbell Technology Pkwy, Campbell

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