List of Delaware state parks

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This is a list of all state parks of Delaware, operated by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.

Park Name County Park Formed Remarks
Alapocas Run State Park New Castle Includes Blue Ball Barn, originally built in 1914 by Alfred I. du Pont, named after the Blue Ball Tavern
Auburn Heights Preserve New Castle 2008 Former historic estate of the Marshall Family, includes antique collection of steam-powered cars
Bellevue State Park New Castle 1976 Former historic estate of William du Pont, Jr.
Brandywine Creek State Park New Castle 1965 Originally a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family
Brandywine Zoo New Castle Delaware's only zoo; part of Wilmington State Parks
Cape Henlopen State Park Sussex Includes Fort Miles Historical Area
Delaware Seashore State Park Sussex 1965 Was used by the U.S. Army in World War II for its coastal artillery "disappearing guns." Observation towers built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are located in northern part of park near Dewey Beach.
Fenwick Island State Park Sussex 1966 In 1981 Fenwick Island State Park became a separate park; before that it was the southern part of Delaware Seashore State Park.
First State Heritage Park at Dover Kent
Fort Delaware State Park New Castle 1951 Historic Civil War fortress in the middle of the Delaware River
Fort DuPont State Park New Castle Named after Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont
Fox Point State Park New Castle 1990 A brownfield site; reclaimed from a toxic waste site using DNREC's Superfund
Holts Landing State Park Sussex 1965 Used to be a farm and boat ramp operated by the Holts Family.
Killens Pond State Park Kent 1965
Lums Pond State Park New Castle 1963 Lums Pond was originally used to supply water for the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal when the facility still had canal locks (they were removed in the 1920s)
Trap Pond State Park Sussex 1951 Pond has large numbers of cypress trees, in which the park serves as the northernmost range for the species.
White Clay Creek State Park New Castle 1968 Preserves land around the White Clay Creek National Scenic & Recreational River
Wilmington State Parks New Castle Includes Brandywine Park, Brandywine Zoo, H. Fletcher Brown Park, and Rockford Park

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