- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

MANTUA, N.J. (AP) - A former golf course once owned by ESPN analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski will be preserved as a New Jersey state park.

New Jersey Department of Environment Protection officials say the state finalized its purchase of the 110-acre Maple Ridge Golf Course, also known as the Eagles Nest, on Friday for $3.2 million.

Philly.com reports (https://bit.ly/1MNp0pt ) the state park, located in both Mantua and Deptford townships, will be the first in Gloucester County.

Officials say the park will be used for recreation such as running, bicycling, walking and fishing.

The golf course is now home to a variety of wildlife after becoming overgrown following its closure in 2006.

Officials say the name of the park has not yet been determined.


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