New Jersey officials have taken an old golf course once owned by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski and turned it into a beautiful new state park.
On Monday, officials dedicated the new Tall Pines State Preserve, a 100-acre park straddling Deptford and Mantua townships along the border of the borough of Wenonah. The park features rolling terrain that drops down to a narrow stretch of Mantua Creek, which bisects the property and is passable by foot bridges.
Since golf operations ceased more than a decade ago, the area has been naturally transforming from fairways and greens into grasslands steadily transitioning into woodlands that include many stands of young and mature white pines, maples, oaks and dogwoods. The park has meadows, woodlands, wetlands, streams and ponds for fishing.