Description - Welcome to Wilmington State Parks, the newest addition to the Delaware State Parks system. Centrally located in the City of Wilmington, this cluster of parks offers opportunities for recreation, education, and sports and community events. Connected by trails, these parks are the perfect place to relax, hike, picnic, or just enjoy the beauty of the famous Brandywine River. The main areas of Wilmington State Parks are the Brandywine Park (including the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium), Rockford Park, H. Fletcher Brown Park, and Alopocas Woods Natural Area.
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Wilmington State Parks
- Wilmington State Parks features four sites:
Brandywine Park is a picturesque park, serves as the heart of Wilmington State Parks, and runs along either side of the Brandywine River. Visitors can enjoy a stroll or jog along the river, picnic lunch, and other activities among the park's monuments, formal gardens, and natural areas. Included is Delaware's only zoo, which is located a few steps from the Brandywine River. Another element is the Baynard Stadium, an athletic facility seating 5,000 fans for football, soccer, and track & field events.
Rockford Park features the beautiful 100-year-old stone water tower located amid pastoral open space and stately hardwoods.
H. Fletcher Brown Park is adjacent to the Brandywine Park providing scenic river views and a relaxing spot for a picnic lunch.
Alopocas Woods Natural Area is an oasis at the edge of the bustling city. Discover the closeness of native plants, abundant wildlife, and spectacular geologic formations like nowhere else in Delaware.
Recreation - The following amenities may be found at Wilmington State Parks' four locations: tennis courts, shuffleboard court, basketball court, little league field, baseball field, softball field, football field, soccer field, earthen and paved trails, sensory trail, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, gardens, monuments, and restrooms with drinking water.
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.
This unique compilation of parks is partially administered by the City of Wilmington. All Delaware State Park rules and regulations apply. The ranger station is located in Brandywine Park.