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Make an ‘ECOnnection’ with DNREC at this year’s Delaware State Fair

Date Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Coastal Programs Division of Air Quality Division of Energy and Climate Division of Fish and Wildlife Division of Parks and Recreation Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Division of Water Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC News Office of Community Services

With the 2017 Delaware State Fair throwing open the gates today for its fun-filled 10-day run (Thursday, July 20 thru Saturday, July 29), DNREC is again right in the middle of the annual extravaganza – with an array of environmental displays in a newly-climate-controlled State Fair building, and game prizes to be won by kids of all ages for showing their knowledge about the state’s natural resources and environment.




Swinging Bridge in Wilmington State Park’s Brandywine Park to close for repairs

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

The Swinging Bridge located in Wilmington State Park’s Brandywine Park will be temporarily closed for repairs beginning 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 24 through 4 p.m. Friday July 28.




Alapocas Run State Park’s Can-Do Playground to celebrate 10th anniversary

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation and the Wilmington Area Rotary Club’s Community Fund will host a 10th anniversary celebration of the Can-Do Playground in Alapocas Run State Park from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The celebration, open to the public, will feature family-friendly activities, including a “Nature on the Go” cart and the Brandywine Traveling Zoo, along with free giveaways for the first 200 guests.




DNREC announces Alapocas Run State Park access parking lot at Bancroft Mills to close July 10 for mill demolition, redevelopment

Date Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

WILMINGTON – The state-owned parking lot at Bancroft Mills used for accessing the southern portion of Alapocas Run State Park along the Brandywine River will close for public use July 10, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today. The closure is necessary for demolition of nearby abandoned mill buildings and redevelopment of the site, and will remain in effect until further notice.




DNREC announces that first phase of new Tri-Valley Trail in White Clay Creek State Park to open to the public July 4

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

NEWARK – The much-anticipated Tri-Valley Trail, located in White Clay Creek State Park north of Newark, will open to the public on July 4, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today. The first 1.9-mile Phase I section connects Paper Mill and Thompson Station roads to a new trailhead at the intersection of Smith Mill and Paper Mill roads.




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