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Fox Point State Park
Copyright: - Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation
Fox Point State Park
Description - For more than 20 years, the dream of a park on this ribbon of land along the Delaware River has been a source of inspiration as well as frustration for the neighboring communities, now collectively known as Fox Point. One man's vision of a "window on the river" became a rallying point for many northern Delawareans. This window stands open as a testament to visionaries like the late S. Marston Fox, who conceived and worked toward getting the land set aside as parkland, and community leaders like the late Tom Snell who took Mr. Fox's vision and began to convert it into reality.

You can stand at any of the park's new overlooks and see all the way to Philadelphia looking north and well beyond the Delaware Memorial Bridge look south. There just aren't that many easily accessible places in Delaware where such a spectacular view is readily available.

But great vistas aren't the only attraction of Fox Point State Park. There are a number of wonderful educational opportunities as well.

Fox Point State Park is a wonderful addition to the Delaware State Park system, but this is only the beginning. There are another 145 acres that are to be developed over time.

Attractions - Once an industrial waste dump, today Fox Point State Park provides a beautiful outdoor destination for observing the working life of the Delaware River. The shipping channel, with its tugs and tankers, is a scant hundred yards away. Interpretive displays describe the functions of the various watercraft plying the river.

Historically, the river also has provided recreational opportunities. The opening of Fox Point State Park is just the beginning of reintroducing recreational use to the river. The park is a place where the entire family can enjoy a relaxing day strolling, picnicking and just watching the river go by. Horseshoe pits, a volleyball court and a play area for the kids are some of the more active pursuits available. Two pavilions can be rented for larger gatherings.

Fox Point State Park serves as the northern terminus of the ninety mile long Coastal Heritage Greenway that runs down to Cape Henlopen State Park. The greenway highlights Delaware's natural, cultural and recreational diversity.

Recreation - Scenic vistas, picnic and play areas, along with a hiking trail are current features at Fox Point State Park.

Climate - The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays moderate Delaware's climate. The state experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be bitterly cold. Highs during this season average near freezing with low temperatures near 0 degrees F. Spring comes to this region in mid to late March. This is a pleasant time to visit with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer brings temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees F. Humidity is highest inland with ocean breezes cooling the shoreline. Fall brings cooler temperatures and low humidity. The forested regions of the state often have brilliant foliage displays.

Location - Fox Point State Park is located north of Wilmington off Interstate 495, Exit 4.


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Contact Information:
Fox Point State Park, c/o Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Road , Wilmington, DE, 19809, Phone: 302-577-3390

Additional Information:
Delaware State Parks - The Delaware State Park system includes fourteen parks with recreation facilities, many historic and cultural buildings, and an extensive trail system.
Northern Region - New Castle County - From big city sophistication to small-town serenity, Northern Region - New Castle County charms its visitors.

Links:
Delaware State Parks - Official Agency Website

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