"Welcome to Friends of Wilmington Parks"

Promoting the sensitive restoration of park land and buildings of the Wilmington State Parks and advocating programs for public enrichment.

Be a Friend!

Join the fun with the Friends of Wilmington Parks! The Friends work closely with the Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation and the City of Wilmington to preserve and restore the Wilmington State Parks. Become a member and support our mission.

About FOWP

Friends of Wilmington Parks (FOWP) is a “grass roots” non-profit group of over 500 members, founded in 1991. We are actively involved with the State of Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation and the City of Wilmington in the preservation and maintenance of the Wilmington State Parks. FOWP is an active 501(c)(3) organization with over 25 board members and staff.

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7th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party – June 5, 2014

This year’s party will honor sculptor Charles Parks, whose lifetime works are a...

3rd Annual Cherry Blossom 5K – March 29, 2014!

Friends of Wilmington Parks and the Delaware Zoological Society/Brandywine Zoo partnered...

Summer Concert Series

Wilmington State Parks at Rockford Tower Bring a picnic and a lawn chair and relax near...

Within the Reach of All: An Illustrated History of Brandywine Park

Park historian Susan Mulcahey Chase has written numerous articles for the Friends...

Rockford Park has much to offer

Rockford Park has much to offer the visitor, including ball fields, tennis courts, hiking...

The Apprentice

One of the primary attractions in the park is a Charles Parks’ bronze sculpture. The...

Sugar Bowl Pavilion Restoration

The Friends has secured funding to complete restoration of this 1902 pavilion and plans...