Playgrounds Currently Closed
The Can-Do Playground and other state park playgrounds remain closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For other information about other current safety measures in Delaware State Parks, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Monkey Hill Pavilion Closed
The Monkey Hill Pavilion adjacent to the Brandywine Zoo is currently closed for construction of the new Brandywine Zoo Quarantine Support Facility and will remain closed until further notice.
Climb to the top of 100-year-old Rockford Tower for a spectacular view of the city. Pack a picnic and relax on the lawn, or bring your dogs to enjoy to the dog park.
Walk the river’s edge in Brandywine Park, stop and smell the roses in the Jasper Crane Rose Garden, and enjoy views of the Wilmington skyline from the swinging bridge. You’ll witness the development of Wilmington State Parks as the recreational hub for the city of Wilmington.
Drive along the streets of Wilmington to appreciate the cultural history preserved in Wilmington State Parks. You can pay your respects at the African-American Medal of Honor Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, or the Winged Victory Monument.
The Sugar Bowl was constructed in 1895 on the edge of a cliff to offer picturesque views of the Brandywine River. Today, the observatory has been restored and is used for community events and free summer concerts. Stop by to see the view, watch migrating birds, or to enjoy a concert.
Find recreation, history, education, and sports and community events right in the heart of Wilmington. These parks are the perfect place to relax, hike, picnic, or just enjoy the beauty of the Brandywine River.
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 park is home to the Brandywine Zoo and to Baynard Stadium. The iconic Sugar Bowl, constructed in 1902, was recently restored, thanks to efforts by Friends of Wilmington Parks. Brandywine Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Located on North Park Drive
The 100-year-old Rockford Tower is the centerpiece of this park. The historic stone water tower is located amid rolling hills and vistas offering beautiful views of the city.
Located at 2000 Lookout Drive
Meet a friend, eat lunch or stroll through this intimate park adjacent to Brandywine Park. An overlook provides scenic views of the Brandywine River and the historic millrace that provides much of Wilmington's water supply.
Located at the corner of South Park Drive and N. King St.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Join the park naturalists as we explore the multitude of monuments in Brandywine Park. Learn more about the ways we honor those who have contributed to our community. Pre-registration required by noon, Friday, November 13. Free
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington! FREE
Photo of "The Apprentice" at H. Fletcher Brown park by Ethelred unraed [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons