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Wilmington - Alapocas Run State Park

1914 West Park Drive
302-577-1164

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.



Reviews

Will Drummond

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

David S

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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

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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.

han han

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
Nice small park with grass near the waters. Benches to sit. Nearby there is a small playground for kids. Keep looking.

mike ro genious

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Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
Gorgeous park decent prices but impossible to find the entrance other than that it's a great place for a nature hike with clearly marked trails wouldn't recommend the trails for young kids

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