Cutting the ribbon Wednesday at Killens Pond Water Park, from left, are Sen. Dave Lawson, Lake Forest School Superintendant Dr. Brenda Wynder, Gov. Jack Markell (watching waterslider), Rep. Tim Dukes, Sen. Gary Simpson, Rep. Bobby Outten, and DENREC Secretary David Small. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)


William Fibelkorn, left, and Jake Porter from Tudor Electric work at the entrance before the opening of the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Wednesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)


Pat Dunn hits a forehand shot.


Dana Aultman is a pickleball instructor.

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This year marks the first time the park has undergone a renovation other than regular maintenance and upkeep since its opening 20 years ago.

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Renovations are expected to be complete next month.

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Alexis Stombaugh, the seasonal manager of the Killens Pond Water Park, stands beside Killen Pond State Park Superintendent Darren Lawson while new water slides were being built earlier this week.

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Darren Lawson, the Killens Pond Park Superintendent, hopes to have $3 million in renovations to the Water Park ready to open early in July. (Delaware State News/Mike Finney)


Delaware Union soccer practice (Jon Lloyd Jr. photo)

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Killens Pond State Park’s 66-acre millpond is a popular place for kayaking and fishing. (Delaware State News file photo)