New Castle plans to preserve 60 acres of newly acquired riverfront land after it was transferred to the city last week.
The News Journal out of Delaware reports the riverfront land will be preserved as a forest and wetlands habitat.
A city church last week transferred the land to the city, which used $1.2 million in state and federal grants to purchase it, according to The News Journal.
The parcel of land sits east of Wilmington Road between Glebe Road, the Narrow Dike Canal and the Twin Spans Industrial Park and is within walking distance of downtown New Castle.
The area includes the Broad Dike, which The News Journal says is one of the oldest in the nation.
City officials call the land a great addition to the city.