Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure
The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.
River Road Closure
Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »
Proposal for Cliff Park Golf Course is Accepted
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that a proposal submitted by Joseph Stead of Milford, Pennsylvania to lease the 45.3-acre Cliff Park Golf Course has been awarded by the National Park Service. The new lessee hopes to re-open the course to golfers this fall.
The National Park Service issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 10-year lease of the 9-hole par 35 Cliff Park Golf Course in May. One proposal was submitted for consideration. Stead’s proposal outlines a comprehensive plan to successfully rehabilitate, market, and run the golf course.
“Mr. Stead’s extensive experience as a golf course manager and as a PGA Golf Professional combined with his business acumen and dedication to environmental sustainability and National Park Service values make him an ideal operator for this property,” stated Superintendent Donahue. “We are confident that he will bring Cliff Park Golf Course back to its former glory and operate a successful business. “
Stead and NPS officials gathered at park headquarters on Thursday afternoon to sign the lease agreement. “I am extremely proud to have the privilege to run this golf course, one of only a handful located in a national park. It is an important part of the park and the local community and it is near and dear to my own heart,” stated Stead of his new business venture.
For more information on Cliff Park Golf Course, including fees, memberships, and hours of operation visit www.cliffpark.comi n the coming weeks.
Did You Know?
... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...