Nature & parks in Wilmington

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Nature & Parks in Wilmington

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  • Krasi H
    5 contributions
    On a brilliantly sunny spring day, Nemours was set amid beautiful gardens. The building is gorgeous and the docents were knowledgeable but unobtrusive. Beautiful architecture and design.
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • PJCM744
    South Windsor, CT316 contributions
    Used that Hotel's Beach Cruiser bikes and rode along the River down to the Dupont Educational Resources Tidal Marsh Boardwalks. Took the elevator down to the boardwalk. All in, we did a 2.75 mile morning bike ride and saw natural grass and water. It was private and peaceful. Rode by the Riverfront restaurants. Very nice place to come for a meal or stroll.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Ted D
    Greenville, DE30 contributions
    I was actually involved in the design and construction of this playground as a Rotarian. I know that we cut no corners with either when we had it built. It is a wonderful and safe inclusive playground designed for children with all abilities. Children with all abilities can play together side by side, and there is no cost to use it. I highly recommend the Can Do Playground.
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • Alicia_JA
    Chicago265 contributions
    I visited because there are parts of this area that have recently become part of the NPS's First State NHP. The visitor center houses the Passport Stamp. The staff at the visitor center was helpful and the area was beautiful.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Jill
    New Jersey666 contributions
    We were in the area looking for a dog park and stumbled upon Rockford Park. What a gorgeous park, in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. I have never been to an open dog park but, wow, what a treat for all of the dogs. We met so many wonderful dogs and dog owners. The park is kept very clean. We were only in town for one night, but went back again in the morning, as we enjoyed it so much! Definitely worth a stop.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Nonna-Wilmington
    Wilmington, DE16 contributions
    Lots of choices for walking paths. Great for kids and adults. Plenty of playground activities. Dogs allowed while on a leash and free bags for feces disposal.
    Water available in some areas for dogs as well.
    Written September 26, 2021
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  • Cindy C
    Oradell4 contributions
    Lovely walking trails, waterfalls, flowers, places to picnic. It’s also a beautiful place to drive through.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Mariellen Edinburg
    Claymont, DE142 contributions
    This is a nice place to have a view of the city and the marsh from the observation deck of the nature center and the boardwalk trail is a great way to get up close and personal with the marsh environment. We haven't yet been inside the nature center due to Covid but I know in the past they've run programs like family canoeing in the marsh or Zumba. We will definitely be back to see the inside of the nature center and participate in a program in the future!
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • Marykay K
    New Jersey851 contributions
    We visited the DuPont Center and Refuge at the same time -- actually, the are in the exact same area. I guess the Center maintains the huge 3 story blind and the Refuge maintains the paths.

    There is a huge distance of raised/elevated boardwalk time paths thru the Refuge. It actually includes quite an extensive range of paths thru the marshland/swamps. The paths ways, where we walked, were all well maintained and open to a variety of folks using them from parents w/ small children, bikers, joggers -- it is set up for them all. The walkways are wide enough so it can easily accommodate all the traffic.

    A wonderful, and amazingly quiet oasis in the middle of Wilmington. It gives a great counter balance to the busyness of the rest of the city.
    Written November 1, 2021
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  • c22hubb
    Terre Haute, IN372 contributions
    If you are looking something to do for an hour or less this is perfect. It is easy to see the animals that are there and it is in a pretty area. My favorite animals I saw where the three types of lemurs and the red panda.

    However, this zoo is very very small and will take you less than an hour for sure. We tried to take our time because we had time to waste but even then it was still short.

    I would recommend doing this though over just sitting inside.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Samba
    Sanibel Island, FL360 contributions
    First time to this beautiful park and pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to do a 2 mile walk from the visitor center to the creek. The trail is a little steep but it is paved the whole way, wide and very shady for the longest portion of the trail. It was a hot day but it did not feel so on the trail. Did not see many birds but may have had a lifer sighting of a couple of Broad-winged Hawks.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Mira_Bihac
    Newark, DE325 contributions
    This beautiful park reaches and touches its visitors with nice forest landscapes,splendid colors ,fresh air, trails ,friendly animals....
    There is a beautiful Enchanted Like in the middle,and hourse farm
    on the top.
    You can admire cacophony of natural sounds as song birds call to one another ,and you can also enjoy peaceful sound of silence.
    You can bring along camera or artist,s pallete to capture any one of the many scenes.
    Take a walk along,enjoy trials,forest ,and friendly atmosphere you can talk to the animals , specially hourses are very friendly.
    I loved it.It is celebration of senses.

    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Anthony R
    Wilmington, DE1,914 contributions
    Tubman-Garrett is a compact park at the foot of N. Market St., and is the eastern terminus of the Wilmington Riverwalk (recently re-named the Jack A. Markell Trail). The park is conveniently located just steps away from the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station (if you’re arriving by Amtrak or Septa), the Wilmington Bus Station (Greyhound), and the DART Transit Center (local bus system). There is also street parking and lots nearby if you’re arriving by car.
    Named for Tubman, the noted abolitionist, suffragette, and Union Army spy; and Garrett, the Quaker merchant who risked his career and life to be Wilmington’s “stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. The centerpiece of the park is a moving and powerful sculpture with lifelike figures entitled “Unwavering Courage in the Pursuit of Freedom” by artist Mario Chiodo.
    This park is a must-see for travelers following the UGRR trail, but is also a scenic beginning or end for walkers, joggers, and cyclists enjoying the views on the Christina River. This park is also home to numerous Wilmington festivals and concerts, and is the start/finish line for running events. Many shops, restaurants, and other attractions are nearby.
    Written November 26, 2021
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  • Rhett R
    5 contributions
    Bob Marley lived across the street from this small park. His mother owned the house and he moved from Jamaica to live with her. This is a beautiful tribute to one of the worlds greatest musicians and human beings ever to live. Check out the house painted in Jamaican colors too - very cool.
    Written January 10, 2017
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  • delp0rt
    Wilmington, DE53 contributions
    This park is split into two parts... the upper park with is gated. It has a lovely water feature where you can see all sorts of wildlife inside the heart of the city. It also has a field surrounded by a wild grass feature that contains all sorts of wildlife. There is also a lower park. This is where you will find the Thursday evening farmer's market... a lovely little gem. The park can have it's problems given where it is located within the city... but day time it is a wonderful place for a picnic or to bring your children to ride their bikes and see the beautiful pond.
    Written July 16, 2018
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