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Alapocas Run State Park


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Wilmington and Alapocas Run State Park are hiring seasonal maintenance and rock climbing camp staff. If you are interested in working at our parks this summer, please check out our posting!

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Bancroft Bridge Update

After historic floods from the remnants of Hurricane Ida during the last week of August in 2021, the Bancroft Bridge was struct with high flood water and heavy debris causing severe damage. The Division closed the bridge and performed structural analysis to determine the impact of the damage. The Division has a written report and recorded a presentation of the findings and alternative solutions evaluated to fix or replace the bridge.

View the video presentation from the February 10, 2022 meeting.

Available are also the Public Workshop Presentation and the DNREC Alternatives Report.

Find Your Adventure at Alapocas Run State Park

Alapocas Woods offers a short but scenic trail at Alapocas Run State Park.

Explore Alapocas Woods

Enjoy a leisure 0.7-mile-long hike through mature woodlands in the middle of the city. Look for native pawpaw trees and take in the sights and sounds of nature.

The blue rock cliffs at Alapocas Run State Park.

Observe the Blue Granite Cliffs

The cliffs, made of blue rock gneiss, offer a glimpse into the park’s quarrying past. These rocks were once used to help build the city of Wilmington!

The Blue Ball Barn at Alpocas Run State Park is the home of the Delaware Folk Art Museum

Discover the Blue Ball Barn

Step back in time at the Blue Ball Barn. Learn about the rich history of the area while touring The Delaware Folk Art Collection.

 

The Northern Delaware Greenway runs through Alpocas Run State Park

Ride the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

Hike or bike through the natural and cultural history of Wilmington! Stop at historic overlooks to learn about the textile mills that once thrived throughout the region.

The Can-Do Playground at Alapocas Run State Park

Have Fun at the Can-Do Playground

Kids of all abilities can go for a swing, or play in the sand at Delaware's first "boundless playground." You can also read a new story on the Storybook Trail.

Rock-climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Superintendent’s Pick: Climb the Rock Wall

Climb Delaware’s only natural rock climbing wall! Our staff offer top-rope climbing programs — with some basic tips and equipment, rock climbing can be a unique way to experience the park.

About the Park

Around Delaware’s beautiful Blue Rock cliff, formerly quarried and now home to the state’s only natural rock-climbing wall, natural resources like mature woodlands and the Brandywine River meet a rich industrial and cultural history at Alapocas Run State Park. The Blue Ball Barn, now a popular event space named for the Blue Ball Tavern that once served travelers in the area, was built in the 1900s as a dairy barn that supported A.I. DuPont’s Nemours estate. It now houses the Delaware Folk Art Collection and tells the park’s history in story form. Pawpaw trees, North America’s largest native fruit-bearing tree, grows in the forest understory. Delaware’s only venomous snake, the non-aggressive Northern Copperhead, occurs here. A Storybook Trail winds around the Can-do Playground, designed to be accessible to every child. Alapocas Run is also home to the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail, a National Recreation Trail.

Park History

The land that became Alapocas Run State Park was donated to the city of Wilmington in the early 1900s by local industrialist William Bancroft. It eventually came to include the Blue Ball Barn, built in 1914 by Bancroft's neighbor, Alfred I. DuPont, who named the barn after an inn and meeting house that was once located near the property. Alapocas Run became a state park in 2002.

Blue Ball Barn

This extraordinary barn, progressive in its environmental design, is the current home of the Delaware Folk Art Collection. Renovations have created a multifunctional conference, special event and gallery space for events, weddings and conferences, featuring meeting rooms, a large banquet room and a secluded courtyard. The Blue Ball Barn was the first public building in Delaware to become a LEED-certified building, meaning it meets stringent environmentally-friendly building design standards.

Learn more about the Blue Ball Barn, including how to host your event here.

The Delaware Folk Art Collection

The collection currently contains over 120 works from Delaware artists, reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up the First State. Visitors are able to tour the exhibits in person at the Barn or take a virtual tour. The Blue Ball Barn is a Frommer’s recommended attraction.

Can-Do Playground

can do playground

The 27,000 square foot Can-Do Playground, is the first Boundless Playground™ in Delaware. Designed to be accessible to every child, regardless of physical, mental and sensory abilities, the playground was made possible with the help of six Wilmington-area Rotary Clubs. For more information about boundless playgrounds, visit the Can-Do Playground website.

Athletic Fields

Is your club, league, or group looking for a well-maintained area for games or other activities? Three versatile fields in the East Park section of Alapocas Run State Park offer a variety of opportunities for organized sports.

Sports Accommodated:

Fields 1 and 2: Soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee®, kickball

Field 3: Field hockey, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee®, rugby, youth soccer, youth lacrosse

The athletic field permit application available under Maps + Downloads on this page contains field reservation information and rates.

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Alapocas Run State Park offers top-rope climbing and rappelling. In top roping, the rope is run from the climber through an anchor at the top of the climb, then back down to attach to the belayer. The belayer is able to stop a falling climber immediately, which makes top-rope climbing one of the safest forms of climbing. Rappelling is a controlled descent on a rope from an anchor on the top of a rock or cliff face. Like top-rope climbing, rappelling requires a mechanical device that can lock the rope, preventing an uncontrolled descent. The park offers climbing programs and camps.

More info can be found on our Rock Climbing page

A climbing permit is required to use the park’s rock wall; the application is available on this page under Maps + Downloads.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Rock Climbing - FULL

Saturday, May 28, 2022

9:30 AM

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday (the day before the program date). Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 9:30:00 AM 5/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing - FULL Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday (the day before the program date). Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, May 29, 2022

8:00 AM

Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 8:00:00 AM 5/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition

Monday, May 30, 2022

8:00 AM

Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2022 8:00:00 AM 5/30/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

8:00 AM

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Foodie Friday

Friday, June 3, 2022

5:00 PM

Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free

Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/3/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Foodie Friday Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, June 5, 2022

8:00 AM

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/5/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Art in Action: Mosaics

Saturday, June 11, 2022

1:00 PM

Participants will discover how to create and design a mosaic stepping stone. There will be five interactive stations where participants will learn how to layout their designs, use mosaic tools and apply mosaic to stepping stones. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/11/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Mosaics Participants will discover how to create and design a mosaic stepping stone. There will be five interactive stations where participants will learn how to layout their designs, use mosaic tools and apply mosaic to stepping stones. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, June 12, 2022

8:00 AM

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/12/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/12/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Story On The Go

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

10:00 AM

Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go

Thursday, June 16, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs'. Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Week 1 – Water Works; Week 2 – Creekside Castles; Week 3 – Brainstorming with Bridges; Week 4 – Creature Comforts; Week 5 – Local Landscapes; Week 6 – Functional Forms; Week 7 – Magical Movement; Week 8 – Hot Times in The City; Week 9 – Imagi-Nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs'. Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Week 1 – Water Works; Week 2 – Creekside Castles; Week 3 – Brainstorming with Bridges; Week 4 – Creature Comforts; Week 5 – Local Landscapes; Week 6 – Functional Forms; Week 7 – Magical Movement; Week 8 – Hot Times in The City; Week 9 – Imagi-Nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, June 19, 2022

8:00 AM

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1)

Thursday, June 23, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition

Friday, June 24, 2022

8:00 AM

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/30/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Friday, July 1, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, July 3, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/3/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3)

Thursday, July 7, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, July 10, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/10/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Story On The Go

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

10:00 AM

Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Art in Action: Cyanotype Creation

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10:00 AM

Join local artist, Emie Hughes to create your own Cyanotype! These beautiful nature-based UV prints are the product of one of the oldest photographic and printmaking processes. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Cyanotype Creation Join local artist, Emie Hughes to create your own Cyanotype! These beautiful nature-based UV prints are the product of one of the oldest photographic and printmaking processes. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, July 17, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5)

Thursday, July 21, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, July 24, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6)

Thursday, July 28, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition

Friday, July 29, 2022

8:00 AM

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Basket Weaving

Saturday, July 30, 2022

9:00 AM

Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver, Joan Betzold. This basket looks fragile and delicate, but it's actually a very strong work horse because of its spiral weave. Potatoes, onions and garlic feel right at home in it...but you can use it for other things! Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $40 per person.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Basket Weaving Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver, Joan Betzold. This basket looks fragile and delicate, but it's actually a very strong work horse because of its spiral weave. Potatoes, onions and garlic feel right at home in it...but you can use it for other things! Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $40 per person. Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition

Monday, August 1, 2022

8:00 AM

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Touch a Truck

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

10:00 AM

Join us at the Can-Do Playground to see and touch the special machines and vehicles that the Delaware State Parks maintenance team and more use to keep our parks beautiful. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Touch a Truck Join us at the Can-Do Playground to see and touch the special machines and vehicles that the Delaware State Parks maintenance team and more use to keep our parks beautiful. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7)

Thursday, August 4, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/4/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, August 7, 2022

8:00 AM

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/7/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8)

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Story On The Go

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

10:00 AM

Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/10/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

5:30 PM

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 5:30:00 PM 8/10/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8)

Thursday, August 11, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/11/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Saturday, August 13, 2022

9:30 AM

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, August 14, 2022

8:00 AM

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

10:00 AM

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/18/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, August 21, 2022

8:00 AM

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/21/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

5:30 PM

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 5:30:00 PM 8/24/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Art in Action: Beginner's Paper Quilling

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

6:00 PM

Learn some basic quilling techniques with Kelly Martin, owner of Paper Hibiscus, while creating a floral card to take home. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/24/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Beginner's Paper Quilling Learn some basic quilling techniques with Kelly Martin, owner of Paper Hibiscus, while creating a floral card to take home. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition

Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00 AM

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Saturday, August 27, 2022

9:30 AM

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/27/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition

Thursday, September 1, 2022

8:00 AM

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, September 4, 2022

8:00 AM

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/4/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/4/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, September 11, 2022

8:00 AM

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/11/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/11/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition

Sunday, September 18, 2022

8:00 AM

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/18/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/18/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition

Saturday, September 24, 2022

8:00 AM

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clarke, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Connecting with Nature Hike

Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:00 AM

Join us on a hike through Alapocas Woods to explore texture and how important it is in both nature and art. We'll be starting our hike at the Blue Ball Barn's Folk Art Gallery and then head out into the forest to make some observations and complete a simple art project. You will see how using natural textures, colors and patterns in art can connect people to each other and nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/24/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Connecting with Nature Hike Join us on a hike through Alapocas Woods to explore texture and how important it is in both nature and art. We'll be starting our hike at the Blue Ball Barn's Folk Art Gallery and then head out into the forest to make some observations and complete a simple art project. You will see how using natural textures, colors and patterns in art can connect people to each other and nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park