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September 28, 2022 - Landenberg, PA

DCNR Celebrates Addition of New State Park in Chester County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system.

"We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks," said Dunn. "The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region."

Big Elk Creek is 1,712-acres and was acquired with the assistance of the Mt. Cuba Center and Chester County. It features 3.5 miles of the Big Elk Creek, a tributary of the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. Big Elk Creek was an important transportation and natural resource corridor for indigenous people for thousands of years and an important area for freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad to the North.

List of Speakers:
State Parks Director John Hallas
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn
DCNR Deputy Secretary John Norbeck
Todd Pride, Legacy Land & Water Partners
State Senator Carolyn Comitta
Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Hallas, State Parks Director with DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system.We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Hallas, State Parks Director with DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Hallas, State Parks Director with DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system.We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Hallas, State Parks Director with DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Norbeck, Deputy Secretary DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Norbeck, Deputy Secretary DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Norbeck, Deputy Secretary DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Norbeck, Deputy Secretary DCNR, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Todd Pride, President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Todd Pride, President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Todd Pride, President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Todd Pride, President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Maxwell, Chester County Commissioner, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_26.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Maxwell, Chester County Commissioner, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_27.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Maxwell, Chester County Commissioner, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_28.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Maxwell, Chester County Commissioner, joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_29.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_30.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_31.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_32.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Hallas - State Parks Director with DCNR, Todd Pride - President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, Cindy Adams Dunn - Secretary of DCNR, Senator Carolyn Comitta, John Norbeck - Deputy Secretary DCNR, Josh Maxwell - Chester County Commissioner <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_33.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22226_DCNR_ChesterCounty_ERD_34.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Carolyn Comitta joins Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for a celebration at Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, one of three new state parks just added to the Pennsylvania system...We are proud to welcome Big Elk Creek into our wonderful network of state parks, said Dunn. The addition of this park in one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania will provide healthy, safe access to the outdoors for generations to come. We are grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature for prioritizing the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians in this region..