The lost summer: COVID-19 impacts Dover Parks & Rec’s programs

DOVER — This has mostly been a lost summer for the city of Dover Parks and Recreation Department, as it has been forced to cancel many of its most popular programs, including youth soccer leagues, the adult softball league and many other activities, due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, there have been a couple of […]

Entry to Cape Henlopen State Park temporarily closed Saturday

LEWES – Entrance into Cape Henlopen State Park was halted for about 90 minutes Saturday afternoon to limit the number of vehicles inside at any one time, DNREC said. The aim was to boost social distancing and meet other requirements under Gov. John Carney’s ongoing State of Emergency order, according to spokeswoman Nikki Lavoie. The […]

Limiting exposure: DNREC to cap visitors to state parks, wildlife areas

DOVER — With Delawareans already three weeks into Gov. John Carney’s stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic and the weather beginning to warm up, many people are itching to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air for a change. The problem is it seems too many people have been doing that […]

DNREC events canceled through May 15 but state parks to remain open

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, while maintaining operations and services as best as possible. Detailed information about events, meetings and online options is available at dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/coronavirus […]

No fees required at Delaware state parks until April 30

DOVER – To encourage Delawareans to be active outdoors and to provide space for activity during the coronavirus period, no fees will be charged or passes required for entrance to Delaware state parks and state wildlife areas, effective immediately until April 30. “Times are challenging and options are few, and this is an opportunity for […]

Speak Out: Porta potties in park

Kirby Hudson, the director of the City of Dover Parks and Recreation Division, said he is in a “no-win” situation when it comes to the location of a couple of porta potties on the beach side of Silver Lake Park at the end of Washington Street. Mr. Hudson said that no matter where the city […]

Dover on board with skate park

DOVER — It appears as if a push to have a skate park built in one of Dover’s city parks remains very much alive after receiving support from members of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee Tuesday night. A skate park was one of several amenities listed on the Schutte Park Master Plan […]

Millsboro seeks construction cost estimates for park proposals

MILLSBORO — Millsboro town council has set the cost estimate course for two public parks on town-owned properties on Millsboro’s outer limits. At its March 4 meeting, council approved the go-ahead to secure construction cost estimates for a dog park along Hardscrabble Road near U.S. 113 on Millsboro’s northern limits, and a multi-purpose park along […]

Hudson happy to oversee Dover Parks and Rec’s growth

DOVER — Kirby Hudson has found a new home with the city of Dover, in more ways than one. Mr. Hudson, who had served as Dover’s assistant city manager since early 2015, was hired as the city’s new Parks and Recreation director three months ago. He was on hand at the Council Committee of the […]

Dover Councilman Sudler continues push for Dover Park recreation building

DOVER — Dover City Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. said he believes the city’s residents who live east of U.S. 13 are being shortchanged when he got a glimpse of the city’s master plan for the future of Dover Park, located off White Oak Road. The absence of a comparatively sized recreation and activities center to […]