Friends of Wilmington Parks is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1991 as a grass-roots organization of supporters who wanted to restore Brandywine Park to its original splendor. The Friends of Wilmington Parks currently has 500 members, making it Delaware’s largest Friends organization. Working with the State of Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation and the City of Wilmington, the Friends are committed to the preservation and maintenance of the Wilmington State Parks system.

Our mission is the sensitive restoration of parkland and historic structures and the support of educational, recreational, and cultural programs for the public. FOWP is committed to maintaining the natural beauty and historic monuments of the Wilmington State Parks, which are part of the Delaware State Parks system: Brandywine Park, Rockford Park, Kentmere Parkway, Alapocas Run State Park, and H. Fletcher Brown Park.

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