Brandywine River runs alongside Brandywine Park in the heart of the city. As the largest urban park in Delaware, with 178 acres, the park fulfilled the need for public recreational space within a larger urban environment. Brandywine Park was added to the National Historic Register in 1976. The park includes inviting wooded trails, formal gardens, sculptures, a sports stadium and a zoo. Not to be forgotten are the many trails, picnic spots and cultural events.