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In 1885, Wilmington’s Board of Park Commissioners founded Brandywine Park, a wooded area in the heart of Wilmington. It became Delaware’s first large urban park. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1976. The 178-acre park features wooded trails, formal gardens, sculpture, architecture, a sports stadium, and a zoo. Stretching along a one-mile run of the Brandywine Creek, the park offers visitors outdoor recreation, picnic spots, and cultural events.

Slate of Nominees to the FOWP Board of Stewards

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Alapocas Run Park, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

The Nominating Committee of Friends of Wilmington Parks has set forth the following slate of nominees to the Board of Stewards.   Adam Balick Jeremy D. Beck Lynn Calder Grant Dick Herb Inden David Jezyk Christine Kane Adam Kolodzcak Emily Locke James McClain Lauren McMahon Rusty Michalak Christine Moritz Ellen Muenter Denis O’Sullivan Ed Pankowski Mike Porro Pam Price Dave Sorber Charles Richards Melissa Russell-Payne Tom Uebler Joseph Valdrini The slate will be...

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9th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party – June 2, 2016

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Brandywine Park, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

9th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party – June 2, 2016

Friends of Wilmington Parks presents The 9th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Fundraiser Thursday, June 2, 2016 5pm-8pm Honoring Michael A. Porro, in beautiful Brandywine Park by the Van Buren St. Bridge. Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at the door. Member Individual: $45 Member Pair: $80 Non-member Individual: $75 Non-member Pair: $100   View the location of the Jasper Crane Rose Garden on Google Maps.   Annual Events Delaware Marathon –  Friends supports this annual charitable event...

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5th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K – March 26, 2016

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Brandywine Park | 0 comments

5th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K – March 26, 2016

Friends of Wilmington Parks and the Delaware Zoological Society/Brandywine Zoo is partnering again this year for a fun-filled family event including a Kids Run, a 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Brandywine Park and a post-race party in the Zoo.  For event details or to register, go to races2run.com.   Platinum Sponsors             Gold...

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Summer Concert Series

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Rockford Park | 0 comments

Summer Concert Series

Wilmington State Parks at Rockford Tower Bring a picnic and a lawn chair and relax near Rockford Tower in Wilmington on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in June, July and August for an evening of wonderful music. The Wilmington State Parks Evening Concert Series is free of charge. During the concerts, special access to the Rockford Tower will be available. For more information, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 222-7436. CLICK HERE: Wilmington Summer Concert...

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

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Brandywine Park | 0 comments

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

Park historian Susan Mulcahey Chase has written numerous articles for the Friends newsletter. Following are some of them. Click to open or download (PDF, requires Acrobat Reader – download it for free on Adobe.com). Articles may not be reproduced without permission from the author. Within the Reach of All: An Illustrated History of Brandywine Park This book written by Susan Mulcahey Chase documents the evolution of this Wilmington gem. Beautifully written and illustrated with both historical picture postcards and new photographs, this book...

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Rockford Park has much to offer

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Rockford Park | 0 comments

Rockford Park has much to offer

Rockford Park has much to offer the visitor, including ball fields, tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic areas with grills and a large off-leash area for “man’s best friend.” A highlight of the spring season is the annual Wilmington Flower Market. This popular tradition is held every Mother’s Day weekend, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Monday evening Wilmington State Parks’ Summer Concert Series is held on Monday evenings at 6:30 and always draws large crowds. The park affords year-round...

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The Apprentice

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in H. Fletcher Brown Park | 0 comments

The Apprentice

One of the primary attractions in the park is a Charles Parks’ bronze sculpture. The piece, “The Apprentice,” bears a plaque with the inscription: THE APPRENTICE To Honor H. Fletcher Brown His Generous Gifts Supported Vocational Education And Training in Delaware May 11,...

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Sugar Bowl Pavilion Restoration

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Brandywine Park, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Sugar Bowl Pavilion Restoration

The Friends has secured funding to complete restoration of this 1902 pavilion and plans to “put the lid on the Sugar Bowl” in 2016, so it may once again serve as a venue for musical and cultural programs and gathering place for Brandywine Park visitors. A grand opening celebration is planned for Fall 2016.

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