Brandywine Park

Brandywine Park

Brandywine Park

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.

Brandywine Park

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 178-acre park stretches along a one-mile run of the Brandywine River. 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.

Park Features

Park Features

Brandywine Park Fall

Brandywine Zoo

H Fletcher Brown

Jasper Crane Rose Garden

Rockford Park

Josephine Fountain & Gardens

Alapocas Run State Park

Sugar Bowl

Kentmere Parkway

Swinging Bridge

Baynard Stadium

Baynard Stadium

Vietnam Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill

Brandywine Park Fitness Trail Map

Fitness Trail Map
What’s Happening in Brandywine Park

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.

What’s Happening in Brandywine Park?

Tennis Courts

Rodney Street Tennis Court Picnic Area

Friends of Wilmington Parks is currently fundraising for the picnic area at the Rodney Street Courts to be renovated with picnic furniture, shade structure and new landscaping. These courts are the most used public courts in the city and are used for league play, tournaments, and youth programs.

Fitness Trail

Fitness Trail

In April 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.

Rodney Street Tennis Court Picnic Area

Friends of Wilmington Parks is currently fundraising for the picnic area at the Rodney Street Courts to be renovated with picnic furniture, shade structure and new landscaping. These courts are the most used public courts in the city and are used for league play, tournaments, and youth programs.

Rodney Street Tennis Court Picnic Area
Fitness Trail

Fitness Trail

In April 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.

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