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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.

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

Meandering Meal

Saturday, April 25, 2020

12:00 PM

Join us for our third annual progressive lunch hike this time in historic Brandywine Park! Step back into time and explore the areas of the park while experiencing three course meal prepared by a local restaurant. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite https://meandering_meal2020.eventbrite.com,

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/25/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Meandering Meal Join us for our third annual progressive lunch hike this time in historic Brandywine Park! Step back into time and explore the areas of the park while experiencing three course meal prepared by a local restaurant. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite https://meandering_meal2020.eventbrite.com, Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening

Thursday, May 7, 2020

10:00 AM

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.

Add to Calendar 5/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/7/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening 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. Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening

Friday, May 8, 2020

10:00 AM

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.

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening 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. Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening

Saturday, May 9, 2020

10:00 AM

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.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/9/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/17/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, May 24, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 5/24/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/24/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 5/31/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/31/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, June 7, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 6/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 6/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, June 14, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 6/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 6/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, June 21, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 6/21/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, June 28, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2020 1:00:00 PM 6/28/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, July 5, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2020 1:00:00 PM 7/5/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, July 12, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 7/12/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, July 19, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 7/19/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, July 26, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2020 1:00:00 PM 7/26/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, August 2, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2020 1:00:00 PM 8/2/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, August 9, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2020 1:00:00 PM 8/9/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, August 16, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2020 1:00:00 PM 8/16/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, August 23, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 8/23/2020 1:00:00 PM 8/23/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoon

Sunday, August 30, 2020

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.

Add to Calendar 8/30/2020 1:00:00 PM 8/30/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoon 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. 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