Adventure awaits in Wilmington. Journey to Wilmington for its abundance of parks and extensive recreation opportunities. The parks of Wilmington serve as a gathering place to enjoy the outdoors, build stronger communities, and promote healthy living. 

The City of WIlmington Department of Parks and Recreation strive to provide quality programming that supports holistic wellness of city residents, maintain the park lands and facilities, and provide recreational, cultural, social, and educational opportunities for everyone.

walking trail

Each park has something special to offer its guests, including spacious land along the Brandywine Creek, historic buildings amid rolling hills and vistas, gorgeous views of the city, guided tours, evening summer concerts, and hiking, running, and equestrian trails.

river viewAlong with rich park land and deep-set trails, Wilmington has the pleasure of being near Delaware’s finest, most beautiful oceanfront beaches. Wilmington's location also makes it easy to access Chesapeake Bay marinas in Maryland and New Jersey Coastline beaches, providing plenty of options to find a serene beach, great fishing, and a flawless day for families.


Alapocas Run State Park Photo

Alapocas Run State Park

Brandywine Park Photo

Brandywine Park

Brandywine Zoo Photo

Brandywine Zoo

Cape Henlopen State Park Photo

Cape Henlopen State Park

Charter Boats in the Wilmington Area Photo

Charter Boats in the Wilmington Area

Delaware Seashore State Park Photo

Delaware Seashore State Park

Fishing in the Wilmington Area Photo

Fishing in the Wilmington Area

Fox Point State Park Photo

Fox Point State Park

H. Fletcher Brown Park Photo

H. Fletcher Brown Park

Kentmere Parkway Photo

Kentmere Parkway

Riverwalk & Hare Pavilion Photo

Riverwalk & Hare Pavilion

Riverwalk Mini Golf Photo

Riverwalk Mini Golf

Rockford Park Photo

Rockford Park

Topsail Island Photo

Topsail Island

Trails in the Wilmington Area Photo

Trails in the Wilmington Area

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Photo

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

Wilmington Rowing Center Photo

Wilmington Rowing Center

Wilmington State Parks Photo

Wilmington State Parks