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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

  • Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number September 24, 2020
    For the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list.
  • DNREC Announces Temporary Brandywine Zoo Weekday Closures September 4, 2020
    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close the Brandywine Zoo on weekdays from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through at least Monday, Sept. 21 for construction. The walkway for the new Madagascar Exhibit, which is currently under construction, will be tied into the existing zoo walkway during the closure. The Madagascar Exhibit is part […]
  • DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1 August 31, 2020
    LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the […]
  • DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Reopen Friday After Cleaning, Negative Tests July 23, 2020
    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Friday, July 24, following its closure last week after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Through the Division of Public Health, contact tracing was completed, water park staff who met the definition of close contact with […]

This is a temporary homepage for the Division of Parks and Recreation on the DNREC Alpha site. It includes links to Division of Parks and Recreation pages on the old DNREC website, pages on the destateparks.com site, and to pages on the new DNREC Alpha site, as they are developed as part of the DNREC Web Reboot project.

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