Tag: Division of Parks and Recreation

Brandywine Zoo’s Haechan the Pudu, Dies

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is deeply saddened to announce the Brandywine Zoo’s southern pudu, Haechan, died on June 25, 2022. The post Brandywine Zoo’s Haechan the Pudu, Dies appeared first on State of Delawa...

Delaware State Parks Expected to Set Visitation Record

After breaking attendance records in 2021, Delaware State Parks is on pace to set another visitors’ attendance mark by the end of 2022. The post Delaware State Parks Expected to Set Visitation Record appeared first on State of Delaware News.

DNREC Announces Beach Access Closures Due to Storm Damage

 The widespread beach erosion and storm damage along Delaware’s Atlantic Coast as seen at Rehoboth Beach. /DNREC photo The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that multiple Delaware State Parks drive-...

Delaware State Parks Fee Season to Begin March 1

 In addition to nature, Delaware State Parks offer a wealth of cultural resources, including the Auburn Heights Mansion and Stanley steam cars at Auburn Valley State Park. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visit...

Delaware State Parks Standard Surf Fishing Permits Sold Out

 Delaware State Parks Surf Fishing Permits sold out in one day, after going on sales at 10 a.m. Feb. 1. Off-peak surf fishing permits, which allow fishing all days except summer weekends and holidays, are still available. The Delaware Department o...

DNREC Reminds Public Do Not Sled or Snowboard on Dunes

 Those caught trespassing in dune areas restricted to the public could face fines upward of $100 from the DNREC Natural Resource Police.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds residents and visitors t...

DNREC’s Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction Starts Nov. 22

Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including tags 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and on nine “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest bidder in each choice category can choose a number, if not a...

Delaware State Parks Wins National Competition for Excellence

Gov. John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today to announce that DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation has won the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPR...

Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in October

Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory bird and firearm deer seasons, as well as the one-day, youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Delaware Department of Natural Resour...

DNREC Parks Director Earns National Award

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ray Bivens has received the 2021 National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) Conference Distinguished Service Award Sept. 10 duri...

DNREC to Host Auburn Valley Master Plan Community Meeting

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a community meeting to discuss updates to the Auburn Valley Master Plan, including current and future recreational, residential and commercial developments that are part of the mas...

DNREC to Begin Construction on Fort Delaware Enhancements

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin construction this week on several projects at Fort Delaware State Park that will improve visitor experience. All areas of the fort normally open to the public will remain...

DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

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, Wednesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain cl...

DNREC Announces New Delaware State Parks Leaders

Bellevue, Fox Point and Fort Delaware State Parks, and First State Heritage Park, have new leaders. Pictured here is Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is pleased to announce thr...

DelDOT Celebrates Phase II Capital City Trail Completion

This afternoon, DelDOT’s Secretary Nicole Majeski, DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ray Bivens, Representative Lyndon D. Yearick, City of Dover’s Councilman Andre Boggerty, county and local officials participated in a ribbon cutting cere...