Outdoors, Sports, and Recreation in Delaware
Plus, insider tips from local outdoor enthusiast.
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Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-1164, destateparks.com Blue Ball Barn and Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.
Banning County Park
Maryland Avenue and Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks Ponds, athletic fields and picnic areas
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com Fishing, tennis, trails
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534, destateparks.com 933 acres of upland forest, meadows and creek bottom
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com The park runs along both sides of the famous creek in Wilmington.
Brandywine Springs County Park
3300 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks A suburban park
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org More than 150 animals
Canby County Park
Oak Street and South Clayton Street, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks
Carousel Farm County Park
3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks The park offers trails, a pond, and stables with horses.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org This nonprofit’s gardens showcase urban horticulture.
Delcastle Recreation Area
McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks 400 acres with golf, tennis and multi-use trails
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, duponteec.org Exhibits on water-related topics in an urban wildlife refuge.
Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com Along the Delaware River
Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
1910 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 655-7275, delawaregreenways.org A 9-mile stretch of multi-use trail
Rockwood Mansion Park
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, 761-4340, rockwood.org A six-acre estate
Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, duponteec.org 200 acres of freshwater marsh
Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810, nccde.org/Parks Trails, miniature waterfalls near Hoopes Reservoir
Wilmington State Parks
1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com Includes Brandywine Park and Rockford Park
Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215, woodlawntrustees.com 2,000 acres on forest, meadows, agriculture fields and multi-use trails on the Brandywine Creek
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