The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Fort Miles Historical Association, will begin construction on a new outdoor event and programming venue at the Fort Miles Museum and historical area beginning Sept. 4.

The overlook at the top of the park’s bike trail will be closed during the two-month construction period. However, the main bike trail, the cantonment area, Tower 3 and the artillery park will remain open. The timing of the construction was determined by the Division of Parks & Recreation to have the least impact on visitors’ experiences, events and programming

The construction is the result of fundraising by FMHA, which includes foundation grants totaling more than $600,000 from the Longwood Foundation and the Crystal Trust. The venue work will be followed by a new entrance and parking lot for the Fort Miles Museum, along with accessibility upgrades. That work will begin in the fall.

The work is a continuation of a series of projects spearheaded by FMHA, totaling more than $1 million in public and private investment during the past eight years, to enhance the experience of visitors to historic Fort Miles.

For more, cal 739-9200.