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.
– Brandywine Zoo
– Jasper Crane Rose Garden and Bringhurst Fountain
– Josephine Fountain and grove of flowering cherry trees
– Baynard Stadium
– Designated “off-leash” pet areas
Sugar Bowl Groundbreaking
On April 10, 2007 Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation Director Charles Salkin, Wilmington Mayor James Baker, Senator Harris McDowell, City Council President Theodore Blunt and guests of the Friends of Wilmington Parks gathered to kick-off the public fundraising campaign and celebrated afterwards with a picnic in the park. Patrick Callahan, President of Friends of Wilmington Parks, spoke to the crowd of the unique opportunity to reconstruct the past and create a beautiful gathering place for future generations. The restored pavilion will ultimately become a focal point for multiple uses: outdoor concerts, public art, community based functions, youth educational programs and historical interpretation.
9th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party – June 2, 2016
Friends of Wilmington Parks presents The 9th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden...
5th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K – March 26, 2016
Friends of Wilmington Parks and the Delaware Zoological Society/Brandywine Zoo is...