To: Ray Bivens, Director of Delaware State Parks, The Delaware State House, The Delaware State Senate, and Governor John Carney

Extending trail hours beyond dawn-to-dusk policy

The trail-user community would like Delaware State Parks to extend trail hours beyond the dawn-to-dusk policy. This will allow commuters and recreational users legal access to trails during night time hours.

Why is this important?

As daylight shortens, commuters and trail users have to find alternative routes that do not include Delaware State Parks in the fall, winter, and spring. The affordability of new lighting technologies is making it safer to commute or recreate during night time hours. My recreational opportunities are limited between September and April because I work an 8 to 5 job.