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Parks and Natural Areas

Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-1164
Features paved trails for biking and hiking, rock climbing at Alapocas cliffs, the Blue Ball Barn and the Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.

Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-2334
Offers a butterfly garden, hawk watch area and educational programs all year long.

Banning County Park
Maryland Avenue and Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 395-5654

Ponds, athletic fields and picnic areas.

Beck’s Pond County Park
827 Salem Church Road, Bear, 395-5654

Great fishing from land and by boat.

Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963
Fishing, tennis, trails and a large running track on a former du Pont estate.

Blackbird Creek Reserve
801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, 378-5734

400 acres.

Blackbird State Forest
502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, 653-6505
5,400 acres.

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534
933 acres of upland forest, meadows and creek bottom.

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

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, including new red pandas, in Brandywine Park.

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

Cedar Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Walker School Road, Townsend

5,000 acres on the Delaware River.

Cooch-Dayett Mills
904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 239-2334

Educational center in a historic area.

Coverdale Farm
543 Way Road, Greenville, 239-2334
The 352-acre Burrows Run Preserve features pastures and fields, ponds and woodland managed by Delaware Nature Society.

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 with golf, tennis and multi-use trails.

DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490
Exhibits on water-related topics in an urban wildlife refuge with trails and a native garden.

First State Historic National Park
Seven sites statewide
Sites include the Woodlawn Tract, Fort Christina, Old Swedes Church, the New Castle Court House, The Dover Green, John Dickinson Plantation and the Ryves Holt House.

Fort Delaware State Park
Delaware City, 834-7941
Pea Patch Island features a Civil War fort.

Fort DuPont State Park
45 Clinton St., Delaware City, 834-7941

322 acres and a historic fort near Fort Delaware.

Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963
Paved multi-use trails and more along the Delaware River.

Glasgow County Park
U.S. 40 and U.S. 896, Glasgow, 395-5654
A 2.7-mile paved pathway loops this 250-acre park, which features a skate park, dog park and a sledding hill.

Iron Hill County Park
Iron Hill Road, Newark, 395-5654
335 acres and a dog park.

Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, 368-6989
Sports fields, disc golf and a zip line treetop adventure.

Mason-Dixon Trail
Historic trail runs through White Clay Creek State Park.

Michael N. Castle Trail
Delaware City
The 16-mile-long, shared-use trail on the north side of the C&D Canal runs to Chesapeake City, Md.

Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, 395-5654
850 acres of piedmont terrain feature woods and meadows.

Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244

600 acres devoted to the propagation of native plants.

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
1910 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 655-7275
A 9-mile stretch of multi-use trail runs from Fox Point to Brandywine Park.

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 of freshwater marsh in the city of Wilmington.

Sunset Stables
Howell School Road, Bear, 834-7588

Features trail riding.

Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810
Trails, miniature waterfalls near Hoopes Reservoir.

White Clay Creek State Park 
425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, 368-6900
37 miles of trails on Piedmont terrain that includes forests, meadows and creek bottom.

Wilmington State Parks
1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, 577-7020
Includes Brandywine Park and Rockford Park.

Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215
These 2,000 acres of forest, meadows, agriculture fields and multi-use trails on the Brandywine Creek are part of the First State National Historic Park.

 

Public Golf Courses

Deerfield
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640

Delcastle Golf Club
801 McKennan’s Church Road, Wilmington, 998-9595

Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, 571-9041

Odessa National
1131 Fieldsboro Road, Townsend, 464-1007

Rock Manor Golf Course
1319 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, 295-1400

White Clay Creek Country Club
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-6700

 

Nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania

Bittersweet Golf Club
1190 Augustine Herman Hwy., Elkton, Md., (410) 392-4099

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at North East
1500 Chesapeake Club Drive, North East, Md., (410) 287-0200

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun
128 Karen Drive, Rising Sun, Md., (410) 658-4343

Chisel Creek Golf Club
13 Chisel Creek Drive, Landenberg, Pa., (610) 255-3961

The Golf Course at Glen Mills
221 Glen Mills Road, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 558-2142

Loch Nairn Golf Club
514 McCue Road, Avondale, Pa., (610) 268-2234

Patriots Glen Golf Club
300 Patriots Way, Elkton, Md., (410) 392-9552

 

Sports

Airport Speedway
2412 Speedway Drive, New Castle, 328-8302
Hosts micro-sprint racing on Saturday nights April-October.

Brandywine Zoo

Delaware 87ers basketball

Delaware 87ers
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. No. 200, Wilmington, 504-7587
The development team of the Philadelphia 76ers plays at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center.

Delaware Park
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Stanton, (800) 41-SLOTS
Thoroughbred racing May through November. Simulcast, slots and sports betting, too.

Wilmington Blue Rocks
801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 888-2015
Minor league baseball April into September at Frawley Stadium.

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