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Wilmington State Parks


Special Notice 2/28/19

The sidewalk along the river on S. Park Drive is currently closed from the corner of N. West St. and S. Park Drive to Wilmington Hospital due to the removal of the West Street dam.

About Wilmington State Parks

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.

The Van Buren Street bridge, built in 1906

While certain portions of Wilmington State Parks are owned by the City of Wilmington, Delaware State Park rules and regulations apply to all areas.

Featured Program: Rockford Tower Afternoons

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks


Wilmington State Parks Sites

Josephine fountain is located at Brandywine Park.

Brandywine Park

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

Rockford Tower

Rockford Park

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 1021 West 18th Street

race street bridge

H. Fletcher Brown

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.

Upcoming Events

Delaware Downhill 5K

Saturday, September 28, 2019

7:00 AM

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Add to Calendar 9/28/2019 7:00:00 AM 9/28/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Delaware Downhill 5K Contact organizer Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, September 29, 2019

1:00 PM

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 1:00:00 PM 9/29/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, October 6, 2019

1:00 PM

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free

Add to Calendar 10/6/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/6/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Live Like Lucas 5K

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00 AM

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Eternal Rest 5K

Saturday, October 12, 2019

4:00 PM

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Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1:00 PM

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.Free

Add to Calendar 10/13/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/13/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.Free Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, October 20, 2019

1:00 PM

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.Free

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/20/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.Free Wilmington State Parks

Bats in the Tower

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6:30 PM

Climb to the top of the tower, enjoy the full moon and learn more about Delaware’s bats.FREE

Add to Calendar 10/23/2019 6:30:00 PM 10/23/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Bats in the Tower Climb to the top of the tower, enjoy the full moon and learn more about Delaware’s bats.FREE Wilmington State Parks

Night at the Tower

Saturday, November 9, 2019

6:00 PM

At this drop in program, learn more about stargazing with park naturalists. Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington. FREE

Add to Calendar 11/9/2019 6:00:00 PM 11/9/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Night at the Tower At this drop in program, learn more about stargazing with park naturalists. Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington. FREE Wilmington State Parks

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