Parks and Recreation Council

The Parks and Recreation Council advises the director of the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation on matters related to the planning, acquisition, development, management, conservation and programming of lands and services under the jurisdiction of the division.

The council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8009.

The council acts as a liaison between the public and division director concerning overall performance of the Division of Parks and Recreation. It reviews and recommends approval of funding from the Outdoor Recreation Parks and Trails Program for park development projects and can serve as a resource to review other programs and proposals that have to do with parks and outdoor recreation.

Contact Us

Megan Ramsey

Meetings of the council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Council Membership

The council is composed of 16 members:

  • Eleven are appointed by the Governor
  • Four are members of the General Assembly, appointed by House and Senate leadership
  • One is a member of the Natural Areas Advisory Council

Current Members

Joseph Smack (Chair)

Edward Lewandowski (Vice Chair)

James White

Gregory Johnson

Isaac Daniels

Linda Parkowski

Janice Durham

Charles Hecker

Andrew Martin

Senator Gerald Hocker

Senator Trey Paradee