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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

B+ Childhood Cancer 5k

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6:30 PM

Outside group event - contact event coordinators for information

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/19/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York B+ Childhood Cancer 5k Outside group event - contact event coordinators for information Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 6/23/2019 1:00:00 PM 6/23/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

The Quixote Project

Monday, June 24, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 6/24/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/24/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York The Quixote Project Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Spokey Speakey

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/26/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Spokey Speakey Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, June 27, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected.18th Street Playground

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected.18th Street Playground Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 6/30/2019 1:00:00 PM 6/30/2019 3:00:00 PM 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, July 7, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 7/7/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Jea Streat, Jr.

Monday, July 8, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 7/8/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/8/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Jea Streat, Jr. Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Darnell Miller

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/10/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Darnell Miller Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, July 11, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 7/14/2019 1:00:00 PM 7/14/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Joy Ike

Monday, July 15, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 7/15/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/15/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Joy Ike Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Kitty Mayo & Venom Blues

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/17/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Kitty Mayo & Venom Blues Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, July 18, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/18/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2019 1:00:00 PM 7/21/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Melanie Brulee

Monday, July 22, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/22/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Melanie Brulee Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Pristine Raeign

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/24/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Pristine Raeign Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, July 25, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground. Can Do Playground.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/25/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground. Can Do Playground. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2019 1:00:00 PM 7/28/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Betty & the Bullet

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/29/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Betty & the Bullet Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Hepner's Rebellion

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/31/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Hepner's Rebellion Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, August 1, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/1/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground. Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 8/4/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/4/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Spokey Speaky

Monday, August 5, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/5/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Spokey Speaky Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Frantastic Noise

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/7/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Frantastic Noise Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, August 8, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/8/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 8/11/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/11/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

Revolution Heroes

Monday, August 12, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city!

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/12/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Revolution Heroes Join us on Monday evenings at Rockford Tower for our free Summer Concert Series all summer long! These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. The tower will be open during these concerts, so climb up for a unique experience, listening to these artists while looking out over the city! Wilmington State Parks

Megan Knight

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/14/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Megan Knight Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, August 15, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/15/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/18/2019 3:00:00 PM 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

SIRSY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/21/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York SIRSY Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Summer Concert Series at the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park. Enjoy free concerts with friends and family all summer long. These concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Wilmington Parks. Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go

Thursday, August 22, 2019

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground

Add to Calendar 8/22/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/22/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go Join the naturalists as we explore the world around us. Drop in each week to discover how everything on Earth is connected. 18th Street Playground Wilmington State Parks

Annual Greek Picnic

Saturday, August 24, 2019

11:00 AM

Outside group event - contact event coordinators for information

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/24/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Greek Picnic Outside group event - contact event coordinators for information Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower Afternoons

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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.Free

Add to Calendar 8/25/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/25/2019 3:00:00 PM 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