Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Delaware State Parks to test extending hours
at select White Clay Creek State Park trails
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will extend the hours that certain trails in White Clay Creek State Park will be accessible under a pilot program to begin next month. Hours will be extended until 8:30 p.m. at certain trails in the park. The trial period will run from Nov. 22 – April 30, 2016.
Trail access will only be permitted on Smith Mill Road, Bryans Field Trail, Whitely Farms Trail, Creek Road and the Pomeroy Trail from North College Avenue to Hopkins Road. Parking will be available at Wedgewood Road and Nine-Foot Road for extended trail users only. When any of these trails are closed, no one will be permitted to use them.
In order to participate in the pilot program, park visitors will need to obtain an Extended Hours Permit. These permits are free of charge and available beginning Nov. 2 at White Clay Creek State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park and Alapocas Run State Park. During the extended trail hours, park users will need to have the permits with them at all times.
In addition, to ensure safety during the pilot program, all park visitors will be required to carry a source of light, a helmet if bicycling, reflective tape or clothing, communication and time keeping devices, a valid ID and the Extended Trail Hours permit.
As this is part of a pilot program, park visitors are urged to respect the trail conditions and the parking areas. For those interested in participating in the pilot program, check the White Clay Creek Facebook page for updates, or follow trail signs that will be clearly visible.
Vol. 45, No. 373