Doing Business With the Division of Parks & Recreation

The Division of Parks & Recreation offers programs and services in a wide range of disciplines, from natural sciences, historic preservation, health, and the environment, to performing arts, sports, culture, and education. This depth of field allows us to develop strong relationships with many different types of local and national businesses, agencies, and nonprofit groups in ways that are beneficial and fulfilling for both our partners and the Division.

Here are some of the ways for you to do business with Delaware State Parks:

  • Bid on a Delaware State Parks Business Opportunity

    Interested in becoming a park concessionaire or sales agent, or bidding on an agricultural land lease? Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quote (RFQ), Invitations to Bid (ITB), and Requests for Proposal (RFP) for all State of Delaware agencies are available through the state's Bid Solicitation Directory. Visit Doing Business With the State for complete information about the process.

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor

    Our corporate sponsorship opportunities provide custom advertising and sponsorship packages for your business or organization, ranging from large to small and covering your choice of the entire state, a particular park, or even a specific special event — perfect for any size organization. Visit our Corporate Sponsor page to learn more.

  • Become a Licensed Business User

    Conduct recreation tours and services with your customers on Division of Parks & Recreation lands by joining our Outfitters License Program, or expand your photography business by applying for a Delaware State Parks Professional Photography Permit. Downloads for both programs are available on this page.

  • Purchase Corporate and Group Passes

    Promote health and wellness, while providing employees and members with a benefit they can feel good about! A state park pass gives your employees and members a way to spend time with their families, enjoy healthy outdoor activities and programs, and support the Delaware State Parks mission of environmental preservation in Delaware. Visit our Corporate Pass page.

Concessionaires and Partners

The following business and organizations assist with providing services and/or program support at Delaware State Parks.

Partnerships

Delaware Tourism Office

Beach umbrellas sponsor

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Summer Concert Series sponsor

Go Ape Treetop Adventures and University of Delaware

Lums Pond State Park: Official campground of UD Athletics

Delaware River and Bay Authority

Fort Delaware State Park ferry operations

Diamond State Ghost Investigators

Paranormal adventures at Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware 87ers
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Wilmington Rotary

Can-Do Playground

Delaware Division of the Arts

Food Vendors

Big Chill Beach Club

Rooftop Dining at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hammerheads Dockside

Casual dockside dining at the Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park

Jay Vending

Concessions at Killens Pond, Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island State Parks

ProTrade

Snack food service and accessory rentals at Gordons Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Service Providers

The Bridge 88.7 FM

Passport Program and sponsored volunteer events

Coastal Kayak

Kayak and Canoe Rentals at Fenwick Island

Forewinds Hospitality

Garrisons Lake Golf Course in Smyrna, DE and Deerfield at White Clay Creek State Park

Quest Kayak

Kayak and Canoe Rentals at Cape Henlopen

Excellence Tennis Academy

Bellevue State Park

Go Ape Treetop Adventures

Adventure ropes course Lums Pond State Park

Hook’em and Cook’em Tackle and Seafood

Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park

Lighthouse Bait and Tackle

Cape Henlopen State Park

Wellspring Farm

Equestrian Services at Bellevue State Park

JME Concessionaire

Private Events at Emma's Pond on the Judge Morris Estate at White Clay Creek State Park