Holts Landing enhancements celebrated with ribbon-cutting

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined by state Sen. Gerald Hocker, state Rep. Ronald Gray and other supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 to celebrate new enhancements at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro.

Those improvements include a new playground, an improved, ADA-accessible hiking trail, and a freshly-paved parking area and roadway.

“Since 2016, the Division of Parks & Recreation, with the financial support of Sen. Gerald Hocker and Rep. Ronald Gray, along with the tireless support of the Friends of Holts Landing State Park, have undertaken a number of projects to enhance the visitor experience at this oasis on the southern shore of the Indian River Bay,” said Garvin. “I thank Sen. Hocker and Rep. Gray, the Friends of Holts Landing State Park, and the Division of Parks & Recreation, for making these many improvements possible.”

Construction is also under way on a new boardwalk that will stretch more than 600 feet across marsh to complete the Sea Hawk trail loop and a viewing platform that will overlook the marsh.