Brandywine Park winds alongside the Brandywine River in the heart of the city. Established in 1886, it is the largest urban park in DE, and much like Central Park, owes its origin to the late 19th century “Natural Landscape Movement” of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. The Park fulfilled the need for public recreational space within a larger urban environment.

Brandywine Park 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 River, the park offers visitors outdoor recreation, picnic spots and cultural events. Nearly every day there is a flurry of activity in the park – from runners, to cyclists, to children playing, to people simply partaking in the beauty of this historic landmark.


What’s Happening in Brandywine Park

On April 26, 2022, The Friends of Wilmington Park held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the new Fitness Trail at Brandywine Park.  This trail consists of 4 stations with equipment that visitors can use to add a workout to their daily walk or run.  Generously funded by Incyte and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield: Delaware’s BluePrints for the Community, this trail offers our visitors more opportunities to get fit and enjoy the outdoors.

Brandywine Park Fitness Trail Map

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1080 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802


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