Bathhouse at Fenwick Island State Park in 2017

Fenwick Island - Proposed Improvements


About the Proposal

The estimated $18 million in proposed improvements to Fenwick Island State Park would improve traffic flow, upgrade infrastructure, and add new recreational amenities. Ørsted, an offshore wind developer, has proposed funding these projects as part of a public-private partnership.

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation hosted a public open house on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 to review the proposal. A display of existing conditions, proposed improvements, and maps were available for the public to view; the same documents are available for download below. Members of the community were encouraged to submit comments about the proposal. The comment period closed on January 15, and comments are currently under review.

The funding for the amenities under consideration could be done sooner if the State allows the Maryland Skipjack Wind Farm project proposed in Federal waters to connect to the electrical grid under Fenwick Island State Park. Comments on the wind farm should be directed to United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Office of Public Affairs by email, by calling (202) 208-6474, or by writing to United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Office of Public Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.

For more information about the Skipjack Wind Farm, visit skipjackwindfarm.com. For additional information on the Federal approval process through BOEM, visit boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/maryland-activities.

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Contact:

Matt Ritter, (302) 739-9187