Friends of Delaware State Parks
Friends groups are independent non-profit organizations of community members dedicated to assisting a particular park. Friends groups help with special events and programs, park maintenance, planning, fundraising, staffing the nature centers and advocating for the park.
There are currently 14 friends groups that actively support Delaware State Parks:
Supports Delaware Seashore State Park and the Indian River Life-Saving Station.
Provides funding and staffing for the Brandywine Zoo.
Supports Fort Delaware State Park conducting tours and sponsoring special events.
Committed to the preservation of the Fort Miles Historical Area in Cape Henlopen State Park.
Maintains a unique steam car collection and miniature railway at the preserve in Yorklyn, Delaware.
Conducts fundraising activities and provides summer camp scholarships in Bellevue State Park.
The Friends of Brandywine Creek State Park
Sponsors clean-up projects and provides environmental education scholarships at Brandywine Creek State Park.
Purchased a live Osprey Camera and sponsors the Park Pedalers Program at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Sponsors an annual 5K race and provides equipment for the Hunter Education program at Killens Pond State Park.
Helps with park maintenance and fundraising at Lums Pond State Park.
Sponsors an annual bike rally and provides scholarships for environmental education at Trap Pond State Park.
Staffs the Nature Center, monitors bluebird boxes and conducts trail maintenance in White Clay Creek State Park.
Conducts fundraising and provides maintenance for Wilmington State Parks.
Helps to attain funding and provides assistance with the Port Penn Interpretive Center.