Killens Pond Road near DNREC’s Killens Pond State Park to be closed for construction July 22 – Aug. 16

FELTON – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that Killens Pond Road, from Paradise Alley Road to Scrap Tavern Road, will close to through traffic July 22 – Aug.16 for construction. Work will include repair and replacement of the bridge deck at the spillway adjacent to Killens Pond State Park.

Detour signs will be placed by DelDOT to route traffic from the day-use side of the park to the campground throughout the construction period. Visitor access from Route 13 to the campground entrance on Paradise Alley Road and to the main park entrance from Killens Pond Road will not be impacted. DelDOT flaggers will be on hand during the construction to direct pedestrian access to and from the Pondside Trail.

The park will remain open during the construction period.

Contact: Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 179


DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Observation Tower in Cape Henlopen State Park to undergo repairs beginning Nov. 5

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that repair work will begin on Tower 7, also known as the Observation Tower, at Cape Henlopen State Park. The tower will be closed Monday, Nov. 5 – Monday, Dec. 31.

This is the second phase of planned repair work for the Observation Tower. Construction will include stair repairs and painting.

Media Contact: Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902


DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation fishing pier in Cape Henlopen State Park to undergo partial repairs beginning Oct. 9

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that repair work will be conducted on the Cape Henlopen fishing pier beginning Oct. 9, to replace a pipe below the pier. The pier will remain open for the duration of the project, expected to take three days, weather permitting.