Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Brandywine Creek State Park Trail Concept Plan Open House
WILMINGTON (Oct. 23, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will host a public open house to review the proposed Brandywine Creek State Park Trail Plan. The open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center, 41 Adams Dam Road in Wilmington.
The proposed trail plan is the culmination of two years of collaboration to create a more environmentally and socially sustainable trail system. It was developed by a citizen stakeholders group comprised of representatives from the Friends of Brandywine Creek State Park, hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, runners and paddlers. Division stakeholders, including planners, managers and resource specialists, also collaborated to tackle the challenging issues facing the park’s trail system. The result of this collaboration is a proposed trail system relevant to today’s recreational trail users as well as a network sensitive to the park’s natural and cultural resources.
Brandywine Creek State Park encompasses 945 acres and is the third largest trail system of any recreational area in the state. The park borders 1,100 acres of the First State National Historical Park and its many miles of trails, making the region a key recreational destination not only for Delawareans, but also for visitors in the Tri-State area.
A series of maps showing the existing and proposed trail systems will be on display at the public open house. In addition, maps and other materials are available now at www.destateparks.com/BrandywineTrailPlan. The public is invited to review the maps and share their thoughts and comments.
No. 45, Vol. 361