New park planned to honor past, revitalize downtown

SEAFORD, Del. – The city of Seaford is now in the concept phase for a new park that would honor its past and also help with downtown revitalization.

The site on the Nanticoke River, off of Cannon Street, was acquired by the Chesapeake Conservancy and could be the home to a new amphitheater, oyster house, educational building, as well as a kayak and canoe launch site.

The city secured a $90,000 ORPT grant, the majority of which is going toward crafting the master plan. The city is looking for the public’s help crafting the final draft.

“Really get people connected to the history. There used to be an oyster house down on that site, and so we’re really building on that. That’s the focus, we’d like to replicate that in some way and really educate people on what oystering looked like here in Seaford,” said the city’s director of economic development Trisha Newcomer.

If you want to make your voice heard the city will be holding a public workshop at City Hall on Tuesday, August 13 at 6 PM. You can also find a PDF of the plans at the city’s website.

You can send in opinions through email to the city until the August 20.

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