CHAPTER 372

APPROPRIATION - STATE PARK COMMISSION FOR PURCHASE OF "BRANDYWINE SPRINGS PARK"

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY TO THE STATE PARK COMMISSION OF DELAWARE FOR THE ACQUISITION AND PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY FORMERLY KNOWN AS "BRANDYWINE SPRINGS PARK," AND AUTHORIZING THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PROPERTY SO TO BE ACQUIRED AS A PUBLIC RECREATIONAL AREA.

WHEREAS, that certain piece or parcel of land, situate in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, formerly known and operated as a private recreational area under the name of "Brandywine Springs Park" has for many years been undeveloped and unused and is reported to be available for acquisition and purchase as a public park or recreational area; and

WHEREAS, said parcel of land is one of the scenic and historic places in the State of Delaware which should be made available for public use and enjoyment, the history of said area having recently been brought to public notice in a book published by Mr. C. A. Weslager, entitled "Brandywine Springs, The Rise and Fall of a Delaware Resort"; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That a sum of money not exceeding the sum of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated to the State Park Commission of Delaware, to be used, to the extent necessary, for the acquisition and purchase, from the present owner or owners, of that certain piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon, situate in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, formerly known as "Brandywine Springs" and "Brandywine Springs Park."

Section 2. Any part of said appropriation not expended for the purpose stated shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Section 3. After the purchase and acquisition of said property the same shall be and remain under the jurisdiction of the State Park Commission of Delaware and shall be developed and maintained as a public recreational area under the name "Brandywine Springs Park."

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 21, 1951.