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,
Blue Ball Barn and Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.

Banning County Park
Maryland Avenue and Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 395-5654,
Ponds, athletic fields and picnic areas.

Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963,
Fishing, tennis

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

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

Brandywine Springs County Park
3300 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 395-5654,
A suburban park

Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747,
More than 150 animals

Canby County Park
Oak Street and South Clayton Street, Wilmington, 395-5654,

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Carousel Farm County Park
3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 395-5654,
The park offers trails, a pond, and stables with horses.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262,
This nonprofit’s gardens showcase urban horticulture.

Delcastle Recreation Area
McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, 400 acres

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

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

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

Rockwood Mansion Park
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, 761-4340,
A six-acre estate

Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490,
200 acres

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

Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810,
Trails, miniature waterfalls

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

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

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