Rockford Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rockford Park
Sam DuPont.JPG
Admiral Samuel DuPont statue and Rockford Tower, Rockford Park, March 2010
Rockford Park is located in Delaware
Rockford Park
Location Roughly bounded by Red Oak and Rockford Rds., Church and Rising Sun Lanes, and the Brandywine River, Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°46′00″N 75°34′18″W / 39.76667°N 75.57167°W / 39.76667; -75.57167Coordinates: 39°46′00″N 75°34′18″W / 39.76667°N 75.57167°W / 39.76667; -75.57167
Area 70 acres (28 ha)
Built 1889 (1889)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78000912[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1978

Rockford Park is a historic public park located in a residential area of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. It is characterized by a large, grassy meadow slopes gently upward to a large knoll overlooking Brandywine Creek. Located in the park is Rockford Tower, a massive 75 foot stone structure which encloses a steel cylinder water tank; Canby Seat, a granite bench and memorial to botanist William M. Canby; the William P. Bancroft Memorial (1937); and a statue of Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont. The land for Rockford Park was donated to Wilmington by William P. Bancroft and developed by him in the philosophy of Frederick Law Olmsted.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ J. M. Norton and Jean Athan (May 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rockford Park".  and Accompanying 30 photos

External links[edit]