Recreation in New Castle County

Trails, ponds, horses, zoos, and zip lining—New Castle County has it all!



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Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-1164,
Blue Ball Barn and Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.


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


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

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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.


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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 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, including new red pandas.


Photo By Brad Glazier, Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers, an NBA Development League team, plays its home games at The Bob in Newark.


Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin


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.


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


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.


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.


Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963,
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 include a dog park.


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



DuPont Environmental Education Center


Mason-Dixon Trail
Runs through White Clay Creek State Park.


Michael N. Castle Trail
Delaware City
A 14-mile-long, shared-use recreational trail along the north side of the C&D Canal.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.



Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin.




Delaware Birding Trail
A chain of 27 sites across the state offers prime viewing.
This site lists outdoor recreation, education areas and outdoor events statewide.




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,



Glasgow County Skate Park






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,




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


Delaware 87ers
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste. 200, Wilmington, 504-7587,
The National Basketball Association Development League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers plays home games at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark.


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 team plays April into September at Frawley Stadium.


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