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The vision of a Quaker philanthropist continues to enrich his community

William Bancroft was a post-Civil War Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. Delaware has... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Wilmington, Delaware

Rockford Park has excellent area to walk, watch people enjoying themselves in the park, Big open... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Jon O
Long Island, New York
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

William Bancroft was a post-Civil War Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. Delaware has benefited from his generosity in many ways. One of the most important was to see the need to preserve greenland for future generations. Because of his vision and leadership, there is a greensward...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Rockford Park has excellent area to walk, watch people enjoying themselves in the park, Big open grass area. Park has a historic water tower on the highest point in the area. Beautiful surrounding neighborhood.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon O
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Rockford Park and Tower has a happy feeling about it. There were a lot of families, runners and dog walkers. There is a small picnic pavilion near the tower that is shaded and has adequate trash disposal. It is one of the few hilly places...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marsha Z
Reviewed February 24, 2018

It might be a small, silly little thing to do; but it's worth it. Climbing the 132 steps to the top of the tower is awe inspiring. The view is fantastic. The park itself offers to much. Wide open and sprawling greens. Picnic areas and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CS0367
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

As a Wilmington native, I know this park well. Large, unfenced area to bring your dogs to run, socialize or just roll in the grass. There is large shady tree at top of hill with bench for hot days. There are also picnic benches in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kirinlenz
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I wrote a review about this last year. I was back in town and since I really liked Rockford Park I went back. Glad I did. Not only does the park have a lot of grass, but I discovered they have a bunch of walking...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank daburner
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We went to the park to enjoy a free concert. They offer a free concert series in the summer. While we were there we toured the 100 year old Rockford Tower. It was quite impressive and a fun addition to our evening.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VisitWilmingtonDE
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Pet and people friendly Rockford Park is a ice place for a stroll on walks or through the grass. There is an historical tower to climb and enjoy a great city view. The sledding in the winter is also fun. A family friendly place

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Nice place for a walk (with or without dog on leash) or a run. Nearly tackled once by Jill Biden's security team, but otherwise a good place.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Walking the grounds at Rockford Park is very relaxing. There are paved paths or you can just stroll along the grass.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Barbara M
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