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Del. National Park Proposal Heads to Senate

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DOVER, Del.- If approved, the National First State Historic Park Act of 2013 would create a national park system in Delaware. The park would be made up of seven sites throughout the three counties.

The park could bring a lot of tourists but not everyone if the cost is worth it.

"It's good for the aspects of the national park but as far as Delaware goes it's really not that big of a state to worry about a national park," Nick Marvel said.

But not everyone agrees with him. "It would be a nice place to have a park. It would bring, I guess, a lot of people who would want to come here and see that Dover is growing," Brenda McKinney said.

But Marvel is worried that the cost may be more than it's worth to taxpayers. "We already have enough referendums, and school stuff going on, we don't need more taxes on a national park," he said.

And he's not alone.

"I believe the money could be well used in other places, like education or maybe possibly a civic center for the young people so they have things to do," Derrek Fountain said.


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