Three Delaware cycling events set to roll this weekend

DOVER — Dover residents should be prepared to see thousands of folks clad in brightly colored jerseys, cycling shorts and helmets doing their best to promote pedal power this weekend. It might not be the Tour de Dover, but the area will play host to a trio of cycling events, each with its own unique […]

Dover planning for Schutte Park’s future

DOVER – Public pool, dog park, disc golf course, skate park, fishing hole, running/walking loop … yes, several members of the Dover community came loaded with ideas for the future of Schutte Park. The recreation park on the west side of the city is on the verge of expanding and adding new amenities. Ann Marie […]

Refurbished Killens Pond Water Park unveiled

FELTON — The bolts have been screwed into the tubing, the ceremonial ribbon has been cut by Gov. Jack Markell and other dignitaries, and everything appears to be just about downstream from here for the refurbished Killens Pond Water Park. Officials from Killens Pond State Park and the Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control […]

Pickleball spears a crowd at Kent Recreation Center

Delaware State News photos by Marc Clery DOVER — Pickleball sounds as if it might be some kind of hand-rolled deep-fried concoction served up by a vendor at the Delaware State Fair with a side of ranch dressing. In reality, it’s actually a racket sport with a unique name that has grown immensely in Delaware […]

Killens Pond Water Park expected to draw more visitors after renovations

FELTON — The four brightly colored tubes being erected about 45 feet into the sky at the Killens Pond Water Park already have visitors buzzing and asking questions about them. That’s exactly what Darren Lawson, park superintendent of Killens Pond State Park, was looking for when he and his staff envisioned what kinds of things […]

Levy Court names Sheppard new Community Services director

DOVER – Jeremy Sheppard received a promotion, two new vehicles were approved for purchase and the status of the newly opened Kent County Recreation Center were among actions that took place at the Kent County Levy Court’s Special Business Meeting Tuesday night. Mr. Sheppard received a unanimous vote from a quorum of Levy Court Commissioners […]

Kent County Recreation Center up and running

DOVER –– It was smiles all around as members of the First State Pickleball Club took to the Kent County Recreation Center’s courts for the first time Saturday. “We don’t have many indoor courts, so this is fantastic,” said Peg Hinkle, a New Castle resident and ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association after the center’s […]

After three decades, Mumford retires from Kent County

DOVER — After 30 years, Keith Mumford has retired from Kent County. His career started with organizing bus trips in an office in the old O’Brien building and ended with the opening of a long-desired recreation center. The $10 million recreation center, the county’s first, opened Saturday. “I just thought it would be a good […]

Delaware’s state parks offer free admission on Sunday

DOVER — For those interested in hiking the trails at Killens Pond State Park in Felton or jumping into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is offering the perfect ticket on Sunday. DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation […]

Dover Running Festival set for June 1

DOVER — Runners and walkers alike will take to the streets of Dover on June 1 for the 29th Annual Dover Mile & Colonial 5K. The Dover Mile, billed as “the fastest one-mile race in Delaware,” has been a regional favorite of runners and walkers since its inception in 1987. But the mile race isn’t […]