Mayor’s Column


Connolly Park, located along Centennial Blvd. is a 49-acre oasis. Acquired by the Township in 2001, it contains a half-mile walking and jogging track with lights, a large grass field for multi-sport usage, a cricket pitch with synthetic turf, an open-air picnic pavilion and a comfort station with restrooms. A community playground was installed in 2010 and new picnic tables have been added to the park. Connolly Park is also the venue for our Summer Concert Series.

The park is also home to two enclosed dog runs, one for large dogs and one for small dogs, with nearby water fountains and pet waste bag dispensers. Children under the age of 16 cannot be left unattended in the dog runs. The park is open every day from dawn until dusk.

To ensure the safety of our residents enjoying Connolly Park and throughout our community, Township Ordinance 92.21 mandates that no dog or cat shall run at large. Dogs must be on a leash and controlled while walking to and from the dog park. Ordinance 92.22 requires that the dog’s owner must be able to control the animal when on a leash.

Dogs are not permitted to run free anywhere in the township except when in the gated dog parks and only when accompanied by their owner. If dogs or cats are seen roaming unattended, call the police non-emergency number at (856) 428-5400. If the animal appears dangerous or poses a threat, call 911.

All dogs and cats residing in Voorhees must be licensed. For information about such licenses, contact the Township Clerk at (856) 429-7757 or visit our web page at

To report maintenance issues at Connolly Park or any of our parks, call (856) 428-5499 or email

Enjoy Connolly Park!

** The second show in our Summer Concert Series will be Thursday, July 20, and will feature Tusk The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Tusk covers the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac and their more than 30 years of making music. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. at Connolly Park. The “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. on the stage, the semifinal competition of “Voorhees Got Talent” will be held.

**On Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m., the finals of “Voorhees Got Talent” will be held at Eastern Regional High School Theater. First Place Prize is $1,000 and second place prize is $500.

**Our 3rd Annual National Night Out will be on Tuesday, Aug. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. at Connolly Park.  The VTPD does a great job in organizing this community event.  The evening promotes police community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie while striving to make our neighborhoods safer.  Residents get a chance to meet our police officers and enjoy carnival attractions, games, music, great food and more.

** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information about tickets visit