City of New Castle


Thank you for a successful Battery Park beach clean-up!

Date Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Successful Battery Park Beach Clean-up

The Annual Battery Park beach clean-up held this year on Earth Day, April 22nd was once again a huge success. Unlike last year’s rain, the weather held out for the 80+ volunteers including over a dozen members of the New Castle Sailing Club, 16 UD students representing Alpha Phi Omega, 10 students from Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, 12 students from Delaware Futures and members of the New Castle Lions Club.

It was great having families show up on Earth Day to give back to the community.  Everyone pitched in and collected debris and trash along the river’s edge working both north and south from the park.

Of course we could not have done it without the continued support of Irene Biggs with the Friends of Battery Park and the New Castle Public Works Dept. who loaned the registration tables and collected all the trash bags the volunteers filled.

It was a great way to celebrate Earth Day and get the park looking good for all to enjoy!


Barbara Cooper
Vice Commodore
New Castle Sailing Club