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State Parks in Del. Free on Warm and Sunny Black Friday

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Lucas Clifton plays disc golf at Killens Pond State Park Friday Lucas Clifton plays disc golf at Killens Pond State Park Friday

FELTON, Del. (WBOC) - There was no snow. There was no no cold. Instead there was warmth and blue skies on Black Friday across Delmarva.

The timing could not have been better for people who wanted to enjoy this beautiful weather by going out to a Delaware State Park. DNREC announced last week it would be waiving daily entrance fees on Black Friday.

Sarah Moser was taking photos of her daughters at the park Friday morning. She's exactly the kind of person DNREC was hoping to attract to state parks.

"We just came outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. We heard the parks were free. We thought - we've never been down there, so let's check it out," Moser said. "The whole Black Friday thing has gotten a little out of control. I think the #OptOutside campaign is actually kind of genius. It's a nice alternative."

In fact, Delaware wasn't alone in making state parks free Friday. A number of other states did, too, including Colorado and Minnesota. 

So, people all over America were enjoying parks and maybe playing some disc golf like Lucas Clifton and his brother were at Killens Pond State Park.

"Disc golf is like regular golf, except you use discs and throw them toward metal baskets," Clifton said. "I don't know if we've ever been able to play disc golf on Black Friday. It's great. It's probably 60 degrees. There's no breeze."

Of course there was no guarantee the weather would be nice enough for disc golf or taking photos on Black Friday. But there would have been no stopping Moser.

WBOC asked her what would have happened if it had been 32 degrees out and snowing.

"Well, to honestly answer that, I was born and raised in Alaska. So, yes, I would probably still be out here," she laughed.

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