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Governor Carney, DNREC Secretary Garvin announce renovations at Cape Henlopen State Park

Date Posted: Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC Governor John Carney

CAPE HENLOPEN – Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today announced renovations at Cape Henlopen State Park highlighting the newly improved campground and new amenities at the park’s Seaside Nature Center and Fort Miles Historical Area.




State Legislators, DNREC Secretary Garvin Open 2017 Fort Delaware Season

Date Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

Surrounded by children from the Delaware City Police Athletic League (PAL), State Senator Nicole Poore, State Representative Valerie Longhurst, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, representatives from the Delaware River and Bay Authority, and Ray Bivens, director of DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, today cut the ribbon to celebrate the start of the Forts Ferry Crossing service and the first day of 2017 season at the Civil War-era attraction, Fort Delaware.




Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

Date Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

On March 1, the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park was closed for migratory and beach nesting shorebirds. The closed sections, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, were marked with PVC poles and twine with flagging for visibility. The closure benefits threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other wildlife. This week, the closure will be extended approximately 100 yards south toward the Point parking area crossing. In addition, another adjustment to the southern boundary may occur as early as May 14.




Fort Miles Artillery Park to add 90 mm anti-aircraft gun to collection

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

DOVER – A World War II model M2 90 mm anti-aircraft gun is scheduled to be delivered to the Fort Miles Artillery Park in Cape Henlopen State Park on Thursday, March 30, through a partnership between DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation and the Fort Miles Historical Association. The gun came from the collection at […]




Fee season now in effect in Delaware State Parks

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees are back in effect, being collected through Nov. 30, 2017.




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