Brandywine Park

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DLP
New Jersey1,739 contributions
Visited this park at the beginning of April and the cherry blossom trees were in bloom. It was beautiful. Sat on the edge of a fountain to admire for a while, then took a walk along the water. Peaceful and Serene place.
Written May 6, 2021
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Sherpa127660
14 contributions
Family
We stopped here to give my baby a break from the car seat on our way down 95. This little oasis is literally minutes off the highway by definitely feels a world away. The places to relax and take in nature are vast and you can even do a little swimming/wading in the creek if you feel so inclined. The zoo was not open, unfortunately but the next time we pass by we will probably stop in and check it out. I would recommend this for sure if you're on the highway and need a reprieve!
Written June 14, 2017
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donna32720
Deland108 contributions
Couples
First time visit. Nice place to stroll if you have an hour or two to kill. Zoo is small but cute. I felt bad for the bobcat and condor. They looked bored.
Written April 15, 2017
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racerx3
Orlando, FL124 contributions
If you've never been rafting or canoeing on the Brandywine river, you must try it. It a wonderful and relaxing time, fun for the whole family. Best done when it hasn't rained in a week or more to ensure lower water levels and slower currents. Great way to get kids to disconnect from electronics a nd enjoy nature and each other's company.
Written May 26, 2018
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Linda D
Denver, CO159 contributions
Couples
This was the highlight of our overnight trip to what seemed like a struggling city center. We were simply checking out the River from a downtown hotel and ran into it. I would have enjoyed spending more time there. The layout of the park, its trail and bridges (gorgeous old design there!), and the relative emptiness at 8am on a Saturday provided a rejuvenating experience.
Written October 8, 2017
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NXTTRP
St. Petersburg, FL2,572 contributions
Couples
We had a couple of hours while in the city and followed TripAdvisor to this park. Brandywine Park is long and narrow, encompassing both sides of the stream. There are intermittent bridges, providing flexibility as to the distance you chose to walk.

It is relatively well maintained, with a fresh layer of asphalt on the paths and the water system showing recent concrete repair. The grassy areas were freshly mowed, although it's clear that overgrowth has eaten away at the edges in the past few years.

We only saw walkers on the paths, although I suspect the busy times would include baby strollers and perhaps hybrid style bikes. The paths are not long enough for any more than a casual bike ride. A great choice for a two mile walk.

There are a couple of playgrounds on the park's edges and at on point there are a number of tennis courts. I'm not certain the courts are part of the park but are accessible from the park.

There's plenty to look at including the lagoon, zoo, bridges, rose garden, etc. According to the placard, the fountain is in the third year of a three year repair, although it doesn't appear that much has been done in the last couple of years. There are also tables and shelters for gatherings and picnics.
Written August 20, 2017
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MDanie1
Wilmington, DE61 contributions
I have grown up around this park and seen the many changes both good and bad that have occurred. I love that they connected this park with Alapocus Park. It was probably my #1 wish when I was a young person. The park is located toward the North end of town just outside the downtown center, modeled after NYC Central Park, it offers many entrances and exits and wonderful nooks and spots to just explore. I love the old historic buildings they keep around, love the zoo area, love the cobbles of Monkey Hill, love the swinging bridge that stuns the newcomer when they go over it the first time, love the dog park that I take my dog to regularly, & I love the new renovated sugar bowl monument & have enjoyed the summer concerts. This park now connects both to Rockford Park and Alapocus Park and then further connects to the Northern Delaware greenway trail. Downsides, you cannot swim in the river, or canal, not that you would want to, the no swimming signs of which there are many are kind of disconcerting. The park appears to always be fixing the Josephine Gardens fountain as well and this area is a jewel when its not fenced off. The fountain in its glory, the trees, the rose garden across the street. Absolutely special. If you live or are planning to move to Wilmington, this park is a place you want to enjoy everyday.
Written July 29, 2017
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Cecilia S
Coatesville, PA33 contributions
Couples
The walking paths are very well maintained and the scenery is relaxing. Many friendly people enjoying the area...which makes a huge difference..
Written April 2, 2017
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784kelleyb
New Haven, CT14 contributions
Family
We visited the Brandywine Zoo for free and the weather was unseasonably warm/hot, and after our time at the Zoo, we walked around the Brandywine Park. Beautiful area. Lots of trees, we saw flowers about to bloom, and the river was beautiful! They have an old bridge over the river and you can see the city in the background across the river.
Written March 14, 2017
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Hgtravl
Marlton, NJ1,458 contributions
Couples
We visited the Brandywine Zoo, and after our time at the Zoo, we walked around the Brandywine Park.

Beautiful area. Lots of trees, we saw flowers about to bloom, and the river view is beautiful! They have a giant old bridge over the river, and you can see parts of the city in the background across the river.

It was very peaceful and safe. Lots of families, couples, and runners about. Large free parking lot facing the river- and lots of picnic benches! Next time we visit, we will make sure to pack lunch and enjoy the views while eating. Very peaceful park!
Written February 26, 2017
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