The closure of a road in the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) draft plan for White Clay Creek State Park has some questioning the legality of the proposed project, according to WDEL.

“It’s discriminatory against the older and people and handicapped people and we want the road repaired and reopened,” said Bill Foster.

“It’s been open one day a week, and we see very little usage of that,” said Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens. “Our goal is to try to be accessible, so we’ve worked hard on Smith Mill Pond; we created a parking lot and a trail to get to it with docks that are fully accessible for folks that might be in a wheelchair or have a hard time kind of doing that.”

Joe Marevasi mountain bikes at the park a lot, and he supports the new usage of Creek Road.

“I definitely like the way the plan is progressing, I’m actually in favor for most of the plans having to do with it,” said Marevasi.

Some residents had issue with a proposed campground in the draft plan, and that it may break a contract according to one family.

The campground would be on farmland sold to the state.

Cindy Kranz Greene says the proposed campground on the farm would not be consistent with the conservation easement agreed upon when her family sold the land to the state.

“They are proposing an RV campground that would require a dump station, electric, blacktop, roads, all kinds of development on land that is to be preserved,” said Greene.

She added that she’s hopeful, the state will reconsider this part of the plan.

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