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Division of Parks & 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

News From Delaware State Parks

  • DNREC to resume state park campground rentals June 1 May 27, 2020
    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its campgrounds in Delaware State Parks Monday in response to Governor John Carney’s removal of the emergency ban on short-term rental units starting June 1. The mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers will also be lifted Monday. Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced that the […]
  • DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrest Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug charges May 27, 2020
    K-9 Vos has first drug alert while on patrol DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrested a Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug and other charges Memorial Day at Cape Henlopen State Park after park rangers found two subjects in a closed primitive camping area. At around 4 p.m. May 25, Rangers approached and questioned […]
  • Beach Restrictions To Be Lifted, Visitor Numbers Limited In State Parks For Memorial Day Weekend May 19, 2020
    Delawareans will resume activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted by the Governor effective Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Out-of-state visitors who have maintained a 14-day quarantine since entering the state are also allowed to resume activity on Delaware […]
  • Fees, passes required at state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8 May 6, 2020
    DNREC will reinstate entry fees and park pass requirements at all State Parks and require a Conservation Access Pass to enter state wildlife areas, May 8.

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 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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