The County has a 300-acre park known as Iron Hill just south of Newark which has been the scene of industrial activities for literally thousands of years. Local Indians found Jasper suitable for tools and weapon points and mined the area for such purposes as far back as 12,000 B.C. and up through the European occupation of the same area for iron ore mining starting in the 1700’s A.D.
This unique resource is in the County’s park system and has been undergoing master planning activities for some time now. A Landmark Engineering principal is part of the planning committee.
The Iron Hill Park is also mentioned prominently in the Winter 2006 issue of DNREC’s Outdoor Delaware magazine, in relation to the 190 mile long Mason-Dixon Trail which passes through it, which is in turn related to the national Appalachian Trail.