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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

Winter at the Tower - CANCELLED

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10 a.m.

Add to Calendar 12/15/2018 10:00 12/15/2018 12:00 America/New_York Winter at the Tower - CANCELLED Wilmington State Parks

No Moon, New Moon

Saturday, January 5, 2019

6 p.m.

Stop by the Rockford Tower and learn more about winter stargazing with park naturalists. Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington. No registration required. Free . Rockford Tower, Lookout Dr, Wilmington, DE 19806, USA

Add to Calendar 1/5/2019 18:00 1/5/2019 19:00 America/New_York No Moon, New Moon Stop by the Rockford Tower and learn more about winter stargazing with park naturalists. Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington. No registration required. Free . Rockford Tower, Lookout Dr, Wilmington, DE 19806, USA 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