Parks and Natural Areas in New Castle County, Delaware


Beck’s Pond County Park
827 Salem Church Road, Bear, 395-5654,
Great fishing from land or by boat

Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, 368-6989,
Sports fields, disc golf

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

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Delaware City

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


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 new skate park and a sledding hill.


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


Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-2334,
Offers a butterfly garden and educational programs.

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Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244,
600 acres devoted to the propagation of native plants


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

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

Mason-Dixon Trail
Runs through White Clay Creek State Park

Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, 395-5654,
850 acres

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White Clay Creek State Park
425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, 368-6900,
37 miles of trails

Port Penn

Augustine Wildlife Area
Port Penn, 834-8433,
About 2,700 acres border the Delaware River.


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

Cedar Swamp Wildlife
Management Area
Walker School Road, Townsend,
5,000 acres on the Delaware River


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, trails

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 famous 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, in Brandywine Park

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215, 2,000 acres on forest, meadows, agriculture fields and multi-use trails on the Brandywine Creek


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