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Delaware outdoors and recreation: a state guide to parks and nature areas in the Wilmington area


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

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534, destateparks.com
933 acres

Brandywine Park
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com
The park runs along both sides of the famous creek.

Brandywine Springs County Park
3300 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks
A suburban park

Brandywine Zoo
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

DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, duponteec.org
Exhibits on water-related topics.

Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com
Along the Delaware

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
1910 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 655-7275, delawaregreenways.org
A 9-mile stretch

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

Sunset Stables
Howell School Road, 834-7588, sunsetstable.com
Features trail riding

Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810, nccde.org/Parks
Trails, miniature waterfalls

Wilmington State Parks
1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com

Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215, woodlawntrustees.com
2,000 acres

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