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Proposals Open to Lease Cliff Park Golf Course

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Date: May 22, 2013
Contact: Johnny Carawan, (570) 460-2488

BUSHKILL, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that the National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 10-year lease of the nine-hole Cliff Park Golf Course (commercial use) within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The property is located at 155 Cliff Park Road, in Dingmans Township, Pike County, just outside of Milford, Pennsylvania.  

The RFP for leasing the golf course replaces the September 2012 RFP which included the Cliff Park Inn hotel, bar, restaurant, and golf course as a single entity. The NPS did not receive any acceptable proposals for the Cliff Park complex and has rescinded the original RFP effective immediately.  

The new RFP separates the golf course from the rest of the federally-owned property. The historic nine-hole, par 35, golf course sits on approximately 45.3 acres. The golf course dates to 1913 when it was initially opened for business and it has been a popular destination for golfers ever since. "This amazing course is a jewel within Pike County. Its rolling hills surrounded by lush upland forests make it a great place to play a round of golf while enjoying the beautiful scenery in an historic setting," pointed out Superintendent Donahue who looks forward to identifying a suitable operator and helping them reestablish operations at the course as soon as possible. Several parties have expressed interest in leasing the golf course without the historic inn, which requires more than $2 million in repairs before the business can be operable.   The park has submitted funding requests to make needed repairs on the Cliff Park buildings.   

The RFP is posted on the park's website at www.nps.gov/dewa/parkmgmt/historic-leasing.htm . An inspection tour is scheduled forJune 7at 10:00 a.m. Interested parties may contact Cindy Branley, Leasing Program Manager, at (570) 420-9782 for more information or to make arrangements to attend the inspection tour. Qualified applicants who can demonstrate the ability to fulfill the requirements of the lease agreement may submit proposals for consideration until July 26, 2013.  

Did You Know?

A ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...