Delaware Seashore State Park

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Client: Delaware Department of Transportation Park operated by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Overview

Beautified and redesigned Delaware Seashore State Park after the realignment of a bridge and roadway approaches impacted the Park’s operations. Today, it is a major attraction and vacation destination for thousands of visitors each year. It has active recreation and some of the finest fishing grounds on the East Coast and has many services for recreational vehicles and tent campers, boaters, and fishermen and fisherwomen.

Firm Accomplishments

  • Served as the landscape architect and completed landscape architecture, construction documentation, and construction administration.
  • Planned for enhancements of significant modification and for expansion to the existing Park facilities and amenities: pedestrian promenade of approximately 2,400 linear feet that parallels both sides of the inlet, seating overlooks at key inlet junctions with pavilions, new/improved bathhouses and showers for beach users, more daily parking for fisherman/fisherwomen, new playground, nature walk, outdoor pavilions/atrium areas for education outreach, and overall landscape beautification including planting enhancements with native species of plants best suited to the harsh conditions of a maritime environment.
  • Worked with RK&K, Delaware Department of Transportation, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to redesign and refurbish the existing campground on the south side of the bridge, as well as design and build a new campground and day-use parking area on the north side of the bridge.