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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

  • Brandywine Zoo’s Haechan the Pudu, Dies June 27, 2022
    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is deeply saddened to announce the Brandywine Zoo’s southern pudu, Haechan, died on June 25, 2022. The post Brandywine Zoo’s Haechan the Pudu, Dies appeared first on State of Delaware News.
  • Gov. Carney, DNREC Dedicate Jason Beach a Historic Site at Trap Pond State Park  June 21, 2022
     Gov. John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin unveiled a Division of Public Archives historical marker to dedicate Jason Beach as a historic site in recognition of its significance. The post Gov. Carney, DNREC Dedicate Jason Beach a Historic Site at Trap Pond State Park  appeared first on State of Delaware News.
  • Delaware State Parks Expected to Set Visitation Record May 27, 2022
    After breaking attendance records in 2021, Delaware State Parks is on pace to set another visitors’ attendance mark by the end of 2022. The post Delaware State Parks Expected to Set Visitation Record appeared first on State of Delaware News.
  • DNREC Announces Beach Access Closures Due to Storm Damage May 26, 2022
     The widespread beach erosion and storm damage along Delaware’s Atlantic Coast as seen at Rehoboth Beach. /DNREC photo The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that multiple Delaware State Parks drive- and walk-on crossings will be closed this Memorial Day Weekend due widespread erosion along Delaware’s coastline sustained during a May […]

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