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Wilmington State Parks


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.

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 Sugar Bowl, constructed in 1902 and recently restored thanks to efforts by Friends of Wilmington Parks, is once again a popular summertime concert venue. 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

Flower Market- Tower Openings

Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 a.m.

Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Free (Flower Market has a parking fee)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Flower Market- Tower Openings Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Free (Flower Market has a parking fee) Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, May 19, 2019

1 p.m.

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 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, May 26, 2019

1 p.m.

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 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

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