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.
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.
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, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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 1021 West 18th Street
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.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Climb to the top of the tower, enjoy the full moon and learn more about Delaware’s bats.FREE
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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
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