Park restaurant is cockamamie idea

October 28, 2022

I am wondering who the person is that came up with the cockamamie idea to put a restaurant at the Cape Henlopen State Park. It is the antithesis of what a state park is designed to do. And DNREC is supposed to be a department of natural resources. Since when is a restaurant a natural resource?

With the influx of new developments leading to more crowding and congested roadways, stress is becoming the main impediment to health around here. But we always had the state park as a place to go as balm for our busy souls. Now that is in danger of being lost also. 

What a crazy idea: to put in yet another restaurant, another money-making venture for someone, at the expense of all the rest of us, putting our sanity and peace of mind at risk. The concept of a restaurant that is open into the night, selling alcohol, will see inebriated persons going out into the dark dunes to relieve themselves in oh so many ways. Empty bottles, soiled cups and napkins, and human waste littering the pristine landscape. Why do we supposedly need this? This is a very, very bad idea. How can we stop this insane idea from becoming a reality? We will need many letters to the editor, and many letters to DNREC to stop this. Perhaps some protests at the gates of the state park. We need to unite somehow to stop this very, very bad and avaricious plan.   

Kath Johnson


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