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  Category: Division of Parks and Recreation


Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020

For the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list.




DNREC Announces Temporary Brandywine Zoo Weekday Closures

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 4, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close the Brandywine Zoo on weekdays from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through at least Monday, Sept. 21 for construction. The walkway for the new Madagascar Exhibit, which is currently under construction, will be tied into the existing zoo walkway during the closure. The Madagascar Exhibit is part […]




DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020

LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the […]




DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Reopen Friday After Cleaning, Negative Tests

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Friday, July 24, following its closure last week after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Through the Division of Public Health, contact tracing was completed, water park staff who met the definition of close contact with […]




Killens Pond Water Park Closed Due to Staff Member With COVID-19 Positive Test

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020

A staff member at the Killens Pond State Park water park has tested positive for COVID-19. The water park will be closed until at least Friday, July 24.







  Category: Division of Parks and Recreation


Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020

For the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list.




DNREC Announces Temporary Brandywine Zoo Weekday Closures

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 4, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close the Brandywine Zoo on weekdays from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through at least Monday, Sept. 21 for construction. The walkway for the new Madagascar Exhibit, which is currently under construction, will be tied into the existing zoo walkway during the closure. The Madagascar Exhibit is part […]




DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020

LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the […]




DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Reopen Friday After Cleaning, Negative Tests

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Friday, July 24, following its closure last week after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Through the Division of Public Health, contact tracing was completed, water park staff who met the definition of close contact with […]




Killens Pond Water Park Closed Due to Staff Member With COVID-19 Positive Test

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020

A staff member at the Killens Pond State Park water park has tested positive for COVID-19. The water park will be closed until at least Friday, July 24.