Have you planned your vacation yet? DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation encourages you to mark Tuesday, Jan. 29, on your calendars, to join “National Plan for Vacation Day,” reminding Delawareans and out-of-state visitors to beat the crowds and plan their park visits at the start of the year.
Division of Parks & Recreation to offer free admission to State Parks and the Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday
#OptOutside this Black Friday by visiting Delaware State Parks for free. There are no entry fees for state parks, including the Brandywine Zoo, on Friday, November 23.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has announced that White Clay Creek State Park sustained damage from flooding due to heavy rains this morning, forcing closure of some parts of the park and cancellation of affiliated activities.
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation’s economic impact study for Delaware state parks praised at Tower 3 lighting ceremony
Governor John Carney, DNREC Secretary Garvin and other officials lauded the positive economic impact DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has in Delaware and announced the results of the first-ever independent economic impact study of Delaware’s 16 state parks.
DNREC, DDA prepare to respond to Delaware Supreme Court’s Dec. 7 decision allowing firearms in state parks and forests
DOVER – The Delaware Supreme Court, by decision dated Dec. 7, 2017 in the matter of Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club, LTD, overturned a Superior Court ruling and ended a ban on visitors’ possessing firearms in Delaware’s state parks and state forests. Pursuant to the ruling, visitors may now possess firearms unless they are prohibited by law due to a past conviction for a violent crime, active Protection from Abuse Order, or mental health commitment. Following the Court’s decision to invalidate the existing regulations limiting firearms in state parks and forests, and some Division of Fish & Wildlife properties, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) anticipate issuing interim firearm regulations. The interim regulations would respect the State Constitutional provisions on firearms cited by the Court, by implementing the State’s interest in ensuring the safety of the public in a less restrictive manner.