Clayton in Motion: Progress, Progress, Progress
Thanks to the funding received through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program and the Clayton community’s input, we were able to start the first phase of our two-part plan to improve health and health equity in Clayton.
Based on the results of our community survey in February 2021, much of the community has a large interest in renovating and opening up current green spaces to the public. More than half of the survey respondents said they would be more likely to use the Herma Simmons Elementary School’s basketball court and playground, and the local community park to improve their health if the current facilities were upgraded and more accessible. In April, construction began on the school’s basketball court. Our hope is to have all the equipment installed by the summer. Once this project is complete, we will begin renovating the DJ Bentz Memorial Park. To partner in building a healthier Clayton, or to gain ideas for your community, reach out to our project directors.