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Alapocas Run State Park

1914 West Park Drive

It's hard to imagine a lush getaway, situated in the heart of Wilmington, near transportation and major roadways. But, once you discover it, you will return to this park again and again.

The innovative Can-Do Playground, the first Boundless Playground™ in Delaware gives children of all abilities a place to play together. Trails through fields and forest will take you to the rock-climbing area, nestled in one of the area's most serene spots.


Jersey Sweet Jen

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Beautiful park with wonderfully marked trails. Fabulous opportunity for some great photography shots. Very peaceful and many ways to enter trails. A must visit and one time will not be enough and have you back to explore more!!

Will Drummond

Saturday, March 31, 2018
The majestic sounds of nature are a great escape, if only for a moment. This place is awesome!

Matt Werth

Friday, June 15, 2018
Beautiful well maintained trail connecting north Wilmington to the City of Wilmington.

David Southorn

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Be very careful! I was violently assaulted and mugged around 4:50 PM on Monday shortly after sunset. Spent three days in the hospital. Don’t go there alone and watch your back!!

Deniz Tezcan

Friday, June 9, 2017
This park is amazing! It's vast and has many different types of terrain. There are a few different parts of the park. This review is mainly about the area near the cliffs and Bancroft mill. There are many ways to get to this area, but I find 2 are easiest for parking purposes. If you come from the Brandywine Zoo end, you have some serious hiking ahead of you. The paths are paved and have some extremely steep hills. Not for the faint of heart or those with knee problems. These paths are popular with locals since they offer an excellent workout on foot or on 2 wheels. If you park behind Bancroft mill and enter across the bridge, it brings you right to the red cliffs and trails. This is a much easier and faster way to reach the cliffs and mill area. There is still some good steep hiking if you head left along the river and then up to your right onto the cliffs. If you're into rock climbing, the cliffs are a good spot. Many people take to the cool meandering waters of the Brandywine river. Tubing is very popular here and up steam from the mill, there are a few man-made waterfalls when kids enjoy swimming. There is some wonderful history here, which you can learn about at various well maintained info stations. The surrounding streets have some good places to eat and refuel as well.

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