Killens Pond State Park closed to public Saturday for state cross-country races

FELTON — Killens Pond State Park will be closed to the public Saturday and no spectators will be allowed at the state high school cross-country championship races, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday.

The park will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, DNREC said.

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association announced that no spectators can attend “for the safety of the competing teams and to limit community spread of COVID-19,” according to DNREC.

Instead, the races will be livestreamed by the DIAA. To watch the races or for more information about the championship, visit

The races begin with Division II girls at 10:30 a.m., followed by Division II boys at noon, Division I girls at 1:30 p.m. and Division I boys at 3.

“To support the DIAA mandate, the park will be closed during the championship Saturday to avoid any large gatherings,” DNREC’s announcement said.