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Proposal for Cliff Park Golf Course is Accepted

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Date: September 13, 2013
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, kathleen_sandt@nps.gov

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?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...