Master Plan Process Begins 2018
The Division of Parks and Recreation is beginning the process of creating a master plan for White Clay Creek State Park. The purpose of this master plan is to provide a vision and a framework for the stewardship and use of White Clay Creek State Park.
Public Involvement - Survey
Please take this survey to help us gain a broader public perspective on White Clay Creek State Park. Responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. This is an initial survey. We may conduct future surveys to address specific interests that may arise as the plan develops.Your responses will help in the planning process!
Public Involvement - Open Houses
We have four open houses tentatively scheduled to gather public interest and ideas before creating a draft of the Master Plan. The Division does not yet have, and thus will not present, any framework or draft plan. Instead, these open houses are an opportunity for the public toconvey what they enjoy about the park and what concerns or ideas they might have for the future. The Division sees this as an important initial step in the planning process. Please consider attending one or all of these open houses:
Open House 1 - Natural Resources and Interpretation - June 25*
For input on topics such as habitat, farming, ponds/streams, historical and natural programming
Displays/Presentations at this Open House:
Open House 2 - Buildings/Infrastructure - July 10*
For input on topics such as the Nature Center, Office, use of buildings, current/future concessionaires
Open House 3 - Roads and Trails - August 1*
For input on topics such as roads, trails, and connectivity
Open House 4 - Recreation - August 20*
For input on topics such as activities, golf course, visiting historic sites, events, fishing
All open houses are tentatively scheduled from 4 - 7 p.m. at Deerfield, 507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, DE 19711.
*Unforeseen circumstances could change the date, time, or location. Please check the statewide meetings calendar and this website before you attend a session.
Draft documents for review will be posted to this webpage once developed. Please check back periodically. Announcements will be made on this webpage, by DNREC press release, signs in the park, and other means.
We are now taking comments. Regardless of whether or not you attend one of the Open Houses above, you may submit comments to:
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Attn: WCCSP Master Plan
Current Park Map
White Clay Creek State Park web page
Draft Master Plan from 2006 (never finalized)
Press Release (6/20/18)
Press Release (5/16/18)