Doing Business With the Division of Parks & Recreation

The Division of Parks & Recreation offers programs and services in a wide range of disciplines, from natural sciences, historic preservation, health, and the environment, to performing arts, sports, culture, and education. This depth of field allows us to develop strong relationships with many different types of local and national businesses, agencies, and nonprofit groups in ways that are beneficial and fulfilling for both our partners and the Division.

Here are some of the ways for you to do business with Delaware State Parks:

  • Bid on a Delaware State Parks Business Opportunity

    Interested in becoming a park concessionaire or sales agent, or bidding on an agricultural land lease? Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quote (RFQ), Invitations to Bid (ITB), and Requests for Proposal (RFP) for all State of Delaware agencies are available through the state's Bid Solicitation Directory. Visit Doing Business With the State for complete information about the process.

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor

    Our corporate sponsorship opportunities provide custom advertising and sponsorship packages for your business or organization, ranging from large to small and covering your choice of the entire state, a particular park, or even a specific special event — perfect for any size organization. Visit our Corporate Sponsor page to learn more.

  • Become a Licensed Business User
  • Conduct recreation tours and services with your customers on Division of Parks & Recreation lands by joining our Outfitters License Program, or expand your photography business by applying for a Delaware State Parks Professional Photography Permit. Downloads for both programs are available on this page.

  • Purchase Corporate and Group Passes
  • Promote health and wellness, while providing employees and members with a benefit they can feel good about! A state park pass gives your employees and members a way to spend time with their families, enjoy healthy outdoor activities and programs, and support the Delaware State Parks mission of environmental preservation in Delaware. Visit our Corporate Pass page.

Our partners and concessionaires are essential to helping us fulfill our mission of providing Delaware's residents and visitors with safe and enjoyable recreational and cultural opportunities, all while protecting and preserving the natural resources of the First State. We are proud to support the following businesses and organizations that have already become Delaware State Parks partners and concessionaires. Isn't it time you joined them? For more information about partnerships and business opportunities in Delaware State Parks, call our Business Services Office at (302) 739-9299

Partnerships

Concessionaires

The following businesses provide food and recreational services in Delaware State Parks

Food Vendors

  • Big Chill Beach Club
  • Rooftop dining at Delaware Seashore State Park

  • Hammerheads Dockside
  • Casual dockside dining at the Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park

  • Jay Kay Snacks
  • Baynard Stadium at Wilmington State Parks

  • Jay Vending
  • Concessions at Killens Pond, Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island State Parks

  • ProTrade
  • Snack food service and accessory rentals at Gordons Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Service Providers