Speak Up: Splash pad at Laurel’s Trap Pond may be in works, Round 3


The potential for a splash park looms at Trap Pond State Park, a hot spot that’s home to the northernmost naturally occurring stand of baldcypress trees. One of the goals of Trap Pond’s master plan is to grow the park, located several miles east of Laurel, into the largest state park over the next decade, said Shauna McVey, Delaware State Parks’ spokeswoman.

  • Nothing like carving out an area of mature woods for a cheap attraction. How about expanding the cabin and yurt section first? — Jake Phil
  • I’m with you on the carving out trees, but in this case, it’ll benefit more citizens than the carving out trees to build condos or cookie cutter, “Stepford Wives”-type neighborhoods, where it mainly benefits the developers and politicians that secure the zoning. — Michael Jones
  • No more peaceful walks and quiet time with the family. — Rick Smith
  • Considering Trap Pond State Park is 3,600 acres, I think you’ll be fine. — Skyler Sweeney
  • Depends on where they put the splash pad. — Rick Smith
  • Better to invest the $5 million on improving the infrastructure, such as septic on all sites, instead of a fancy sprinkler system for young kids.— Frank Bradley Jr.
  • They should build a few skate parks around Sussex County, like in Laurel and Selbyville. — Missy Carney
  • What happened to the one they were supposed to build at Lums? — Linda White Lane
  • Leave the trees alone. — Kay Sosaa
  • There are not enough things for children recreationally in Sussex County. Not all kids play sports or need to, but they should be able to do something. The beaches aren’t enough. — Linda Marshall
  • I understand, but our planet is also in a global crisis, and we need to leave our trees and stuff alone. It’s affecting everything badly. Kids can play outside, like I used to do. — Kay Sosaa
  • Delaware should have more splash pads. There should be one at Browns Branch County Park, Trap Pond State Park and other Sussex County parks. — Heather Donohue
  • We need more stuff for kids and teens. — Rachel Fry
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