DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is in the process of developing a plan to provide a vision and a framework for the future trail system of Killens Pond State Park.
The Plan outlines 8.1 miles of additional trails. Currently, the park has 7.4 miles of trails. The most notable changes are areas west and east of the main part of the park. Each area will feature 3 miles of additional trail for pedestrians and bikers.
In developing the Trail Plan for Killens Pond State Park, the division established objectives, evaluated natural and cultural resources, assessed current trail conditions, and weighed constraints and opportunities.
Public participation was a core component in developing this plan. A Stakeholder Working Group, representative of trail and park user groups, was assembled to participate in open discussions regarding the trail plan. Thanks to all the folks on the Working Group that participated in learning about the park’s natural and cultural assets and recreational trail uses; learning about the Division’s evaluation and planning process; and engaging in discussions that led to changes in the trail plan.
The Working Group provided key input for current and future alignments, surfaces, and uses represented in this plan. The Working Group discussions were the foundation of the Trail Plan update and shared at a March 2018 public open house.