On Friday June 29, 2012 at 10:00am the Mayor and Council of the Town of Elsmere dedicated and opened the new Elsmere Bark Park located at 400 Baltimore Avenue.

Site History

This site was used by Delmarva Power & Light as the location of an electrical substation from the late 1940′s until the mid 1990′s.

This was then


The site was purchased from DP & L in 1999 and was used as an equipment roll-off storage site for Marty’s Contracting.

In August of 2005 the site was purchased by DelDOT and was ultimately turned over to the Town to be used as parkland.

This is now


The dedication of this site serves as an example of what can be accomplished when citizens join with their Local, county and State Officials and Departments to transform what was a vacant and wated piece of land into an attractive and active public parkland.

The Town of Elsmere wishes to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations without whose assitance, advice, guidance, hardwork and financial support this success story would not have been possible.

Our Honorable State Senator Patricia M. Blevins

Our Honorable State Representative John L. Mitchell, Jr.

The Delaware Department of Transportation

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s

Secretary Colin O’Mara


Deputy Secretary Dave Small

Director Ann Vasilli of the State Office of Management & Budget

Mr. Robert Ehemann

Grants Coordinator for DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation

The Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund

Mr. Robert Newsom


Lindsay Hall

Project Managers for DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Division

The members of the Dog Park Committee

2nd District Councilman Steve Burg

Assistant Town Manager Mrs. Tina Law

Administrative Assistant Ms. Diana Poole

Mr. Fred Carlson

Mr. James Servino

Mrs. Janet Servino

Mr. Robert Swain

The Town of Elsmere’s Public Works Department