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Division of Parks and Recreation

The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 20,000 acres in 16 state parks, manages state nature preserves, and monitors conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres of land. The division preserves cultural and historic resources, from a Civil War-era fort to elegant estates. And it provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors. Find more information on state park programs and amenities at DEStateParks.com.


News From Delaware State Parks

  • DNREC Volunteer Awards, Tree for Every Delawarean Planting Kick Off Earth Week at Brandywine Park April 18, 2022
    To kick off Earth Week and National Volunteer Week, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) hosted its 2022 DNREC Volunteer Awards ceremony Monday in Brandywine Park, Wilmington, alongside a Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI) planting by Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) youth volunteers. The post DNREC Volunteer Awards, Tree for […]
  • Governor, Secretaries Dig into Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative April 12, 2022
     Gov. John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Department of Agriculture Secretary Michael T. Scuse and volunteers April 11 to plant trees on farmland recently acquired by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation for Killens Pond State Park. Pictured, from left to right, STRIVE program student Richard […]
  • DNREC to Close The Point at Cape Henlopen for Beachnesting Season February 25, 2022
     When open to the public, the Point is a great place for viewing birds, dolphins, seals and more.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean and bay beach, Tuesday, March 1. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually […]
  • Delaware State Parks Fee Season to Begin March 1 February 22, 2022
     In addition to nature, Delaware State Parks offer a wealth of cultural resources, including the Auburn Heights Mansion and Stanley steam cars at Auburn Valley State Park. The post Delaware State Parks Fee Season to Begin March 1 appeared first on State of Delaware News.

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