Friends of Wilmington Parks was founded in 1991 as a grass-roots organization of supporters who wanted to restore Brandywine Park to its original splendor. Working with the State of Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation and the City of Wilmington, the Friends are committed to maintaining the natural beauty and historic monuments of the Wilmington State Parks.
The Wilmington State Parks encompass five lush, urban parks along the Brandywine in Wilmington. Rockford Park in Wilmington’s Highlands neighborhood has one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the Rockford Tower. Kentmere Parkway is a half-mile long green parkway connecting Brandywine and Rockford Parks. Alapocas Run Park between Augustine Cutoff and Route 141 encompasses 145 acres of woodland used by hikers, joggers, and cyclists. Brandywine Park marvels with its beautiful views of the Brandywine River as well as historic monuments. H. Fletcher Brown Park provides a small oasis in the Wilmington business district.