Childs Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Dingman's Falls, Pennsylvania


Client:  National Park Service

Year Complete:  2013


Project Team:  Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, KZLA, Louis Berger Group

Photography:  KZLA

Contractor:  Cutting Edge Group


KZLA recently completed the rehabilitation of George W. Childs Park at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Childs Park is a hemlock ravine centered on Dingman’s Creek. Kyle Zick developed a character sketchbook for site improvements i.e. boardwalks, railings, fencing, signage, and site furnishings. Ecological restoration plans addressed hemlock treatment for wooly adelgid, revegetation of areas trampled by visitation, restoration of native vegetation in closed parking areas, re-use of felled trees for use as erosion control, exclusion fencing and re-introduction of native vegetation.