The Gordons Pond trail is one of the superintendent's picks at Delaware State Parks. Courtesy of Delaware State Parks.

For verified fun, check out park superintendentsā€™ picks

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks in 2022 drew 8 million visitors, lured by the sand and the surf, the flora and the fauna, the past and the participatory sports and other activities and events that donā€™t make alliterative pairs. But wait, thereā€™s more! Park superintendents promote a wide variety of ā€œsuperintendentā€™s picksā€ on the homepages of most of the 17 state parks. …

The track at Bellevue State Park is getting new stormwater pipes and will be regraded. Ken Mammarella photo.

Bellevue State Park renovating signature oval track

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Government

Renovation of the signature oval track at Bellevue State Park will ā€œreplace numerous stormwater pipes under the track, regrade and resurface the track with similar stonedust surfacing,ā€ according to a sign posted at the North Wilmington park. The $1.1 million project started in early May and should be done by August, according to Shauna McVey, a spokeswoman for the Delaware …

Offshore wind Indian River Bridge

Delaware state parks offer after-dark fun

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware state parks are typically open 8 a.m. to sunset, but they also host interesting evening events. Three types of nighttime events ā€“ lantern tours, full-moon hikes and hikes looking for nocturnal creatures ā€“ occur at several of the state’s 17 parks. A fourth ā€“ to marvel at the beauty of the Indian River Inlet Bridge ā€“ is a specialty …