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Wilmington State Parks

1021 West 18th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 577-7020 voice
(302) 577-7084 fax

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The Brandywine Zoo
Brandywine Park
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H. Fletcher Brown Park
Alapocas Woods Natural Area
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Blossoms surround the Josephine Fountain in Brandywine Park

Welcome to Wilmington State Parks. Centrally located in the City of Wilmington, this cluster of parks offers opportunities for recreation, education, and sports and community events. Connected by trails, these parks are the perfect place to relax, hike, picnic, or just enjoy the beauty of the famous Brandywine River.

The main areas of Wilmington State Parks are:

  • Brandywine Park (including the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium)

  • Rockford Park - Enjoy music under the stars with the Rockford Tower Summer Concert Series. See the exciting season line-up…

  • H. Fletcher Brown Park

  • Alopocas Woods Natural Area

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  • Parks
    Sunrise to sunset
  • Parking lots
    8 a.m. to sunset
  • Brandywine Zoo
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; admission charged March through November and for select special events
  • Rockford Tower
    Rockford Tower is currently closed.


No park entrance fee is required for Brandywine Park, H. Fletcher Brown Park, Rockford Park or Alopocas Woods Natrual Area. Fees for the Brandywine Zoo are listed below.

Zoo Hours and Admission:

Zoo Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Admission is charged as follows:

  • October 1 - May 31
    $2 per child 3-11 years
    $2 for senior citizens
    $4 for children 12 years and older and adults
  • June 1 - September 30
    $3 per child 3-11 years
    $4 for senior citizens
    $5 for children 12 years and older and adults
  • Children under 3 admitted free.

    For more information or to become a member, call 302-571-7788, ext. 200.

Park Rangers

Certified police officers provide enforcement at the parks and ensure visitor safety. While certain portions of Wilmington State Parks are owned by the City of Wilmington, Delaware State Park rules and regulations apply to all areas. The ranger station is located in Brandywine Park.


Pets are welcome in the parks as long as they are on a leash and under the control of their owner. Please clean up after your pet.

Three areas within Wilmington State Parks are managed as "off leash" areas for dogs. Two are located in Brandywine Park and one in Rockford Park. Dogs must be on a leash until reaching the boundaries of the off-leash area. Rules are posted in each area. Please contact the park office at 577-7020 with any questions.


A plastic bag dispenser is available at locations where the "Carry-In Carry-Out" policy is in effect. Please help keep the parks clean.


For more information, e-mail Delaware State Parks Information.
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