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Rockford Park & Tower

Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Daytona Beach
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This park is fabulous and just plain beautiful. When I was a kid growing up in Wilmington I used to ride my bike to this park. The tower was open and running up the steps to the top was great fun.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Since I lived within walking distance of Rockford Park for many years, this area is like home to me. The grounds around the tower once belonged to a great grandfather of my husband and the family had lots of tales to tell about it. The land was originally deeded to the city as a place for city dwellers to visit... More 

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WILMINGTON,DE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Pretty old historic water tower is worth a peak. Nice park for joggers & walkers. They have a fairly large off lease dog park! Picnic tables & a summer concert series. Near some of the prettiest & grandest homes in Wilmington!

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Rockford Park is the hallmark of the Highlands area. The Flower Market is great once a year, but not to be missed are trips to the tops of the tower, and best of all the dog park on the lower section.

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Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We love visiting this park! First, it is a very dog-friendly park, with a large, open grassy area where dogs can frolic and play unleashed. A huge plus for us, as we were traveling with our golden retriever. Second, the large water tower is very impressive and certainly worth seeing. Unfortunately, it was closed when we went to visit, which... More 

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to one of the free summer concerts at Rockford Park & Tower. What a fantastic experience! It was a prefect relaxing night. We spread a blanket and brought a picnic dinner with us. We also brought our dogs. Thumbs up! Check the DE State Park website for a schedule of events. I believe they call it the Summer... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We visited the Wilmington Flower Market that is being held at Rockford Park. If you have the chance this weekend, you should definitely visit. Lots of activities for young and old- rides, food, games, things to buy and free shows. If you don't make it this year, mark your calendar for next year. Rockford Park is a beautiful park to... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Perfect Park...off leash dog area, hidden trails, lots of open space, great for runners and you get to see the beautifully historical Rockford tower!!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely park minutes from downtown Wilmington. If you go on a Sunday, the dog park is busy with lots of great people and their furry friends.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Rockford park is a fun place to go. Whether you want to take your dog for a walk or go see Shakespeare in the park. They have nice trails and is located in a beautiful setting.

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