Brandywine Trail Paving Project

We want  your input! Do you support or oppose the idea of paving along Brandywine Creek State Park?

July 18, 2019

The Division of Parks & Recreation is once again planning to pave a historic gravel road in Brandywine Creek State Park – from Rockland Road to Thompson Bridge Road and beyond. If you’ve ever walked along the Brandywine river, you’ll know this trail as the main corridor along the east side of the river, spanning fifteen feet wide and about three miles long. Their goal is to make the trail more resistant to erosion and more accessible to those with disabilities, in addition to expanding the regional network for pedestrians, equestrians, and bikers.


  • Increased accessibility to the state park.
  • Better durability to withstand pedestrian use and erosion due to runoff

To see a more comprehensive list, read the FAQ’s document below.


  • Loss of character to trails
  • Costs $360k

We want to know your thoughts! Take a short survey to let us know how you feel about the proposal.

For those keeping tabs on this issue, we wrote an article about this in February of last year. You can view that here. There was a large public outcry and the plans to pave were ultimately postponed.


You can learn all about the upcoming projects at the link below.

Now what?

1. Take the survey

You can voice your opinion by taking the survey at the link (or button) below. 

You can also write an email to DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin:
Please be courteous!


DNREC plans to pave this historic road that runs along the Brandywine River

2. Attend the Open House - Tuesday, July 23 from 5-7 pm

The Division of Parks & Recreation will hold a public Open House to review the Brandywine Creek State Park Trail Plan

Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center
47 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: From 5 to 7 p.m.

3. Spread the word!

You can do that by sharing this page on facebook & twitter, or by clicking the social share buttons below.

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