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Address: Whittaker Rd, Between Old Batlimore Pike & Welsh-Tract Rd, Newark, DE
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Small Park with Big Attractions

A little bit of everything in a small package. Hiking, Frisbee golf, kids playground and a fenced in dog park. Usually a good number of dogs there segregated between two fenced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mieczyslaw2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit of everything in a small package. Hiking, Frisbee golf, kids playground and a fenced in dog park. Usually a good number of dogs there segregated between two fenced areas by size of dog. Most of the people are attentive to their dogs and curtail any issues. Good place to tire Fido out without worry.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Iron Hill Park is a large, scenic, and well maintained state park. It has a great disc golf coarse that is thoughtfully and conveniently laid out. The trails are great for hiking especially if you have a dog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Only good things can be said about Iron Hill Park. It has a little something for almost everyone, it has hiking and biking trails that are very scenic. They have a dog park, a play ground for small children and an area for those who want to toss a frisbee. You can even have a family or company gathering for... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Iron Hill Park has a limited amount of features for the whole family but provides some unique alternatives not found everywhere. My wife and I enjoy the hiking as the trails are a mixture of hills and flatter trails. I enjoy the mountain biking that goes beyond most of the common trails used by the hikers. There is also frisbee... More 

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3 Thank JoefromNewark
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had lived in the area for 2 years before I realized this park existed. It's pretty well hidden and not everyone knows about it. It has a dog park, hiking trails and a disc golf course. All three are pretty good. Because the park isn't too big, the hiking trails aren't too long but you can do a decent... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Two decent fenced areas for large and for small dogs. Fountain for getting water for dogs, but it is on other side of the fence so a bit inconvenient.Mulch makes for a messy pup and since park is mostly shaded tends to stay a bit damp.

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1 Thank Kedwards91011
Newark Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The park itself has multiple items of interest. First, is the only still suviving DuPont School built for Black American Children. It has old desks, a old stove, etc. Iron Hill itself is one of the highest locations in Delaware, and was used during war with England to keep track of what bay the English ships were coming into (Delaware... More 

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3 Thank DaveRudy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

They have many nice areas, including frisbee golf, a large and small dog park and up-to-date playground equipment.

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Warwick, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a pleasant outdoors area to be in nature. There are a few picnic areas and childrens play areas and places to throw frisbees.

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Thank Julie A
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It is a nice park with a great dog park. Although it is about 3 miles nw of Glasgow Park it isn't flat like Glasgow Park (it is hilly) and it isn't loaded with loblolly pine. Unlike Glasgow Park where dogs need to be leashed, at Iron Hill Dog Park your four legged family members can run free. The fall... More 

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