Alapocas Run State Park, DE

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Alapocas Run State Park features one pavilion and a picnic area with tables and grills, located near the Can-Do-Playground- a barrier free play area for children of all abilities. Nearby athletic fields are available by permit. An extensive trail system affords the opportunity for...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Nov 24 2014   Later Dates

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The pavilion is approximately 200 feet from the parking lot, additional fees are charged for amusement devises and canopies. Bring correct change for self-payment of the park entrance fee, use of the athletic fields are by permit. Call the park office at 302- 577-1164 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to obtain permits. The Park Office is located at the Blue Ball Barn.
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Recreation Area - Alapocas Pavilion Pavilion 50 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Alapocas Run State Park features one pavilion and a picnic area with tables and grills, located near the Can-Do-Playground- a barrier free play area for children of all abilities. Nearby athletic fields are available by permit. An extensive trail system affords the opportunity for hiking and biking through fields and forests. Or visit the Blue Ball Barn, a once abandoned dairy barn built by Alfred I. DuPont that has been transformed into a showcase and is the permanent home of the Delaware Folk Art Collection. Nestled within the heart of Wilmington , Alapocas RunState Park is located just off I-95 at RT 202 Concord Pike near the intersection of Foulk and Weldin Roads in north Wilmington.


Alapocas Run is lush getaway situated in the heart of Wilmington, near transportation and major roadways. Trails through softly rolling hills of fields and forest are connected to the Northern Delaware Greenway and pass a rock-climbing area, one of the parks most serene spots.


Alapocas Run has passive and active recreation opportunities. The pavilion is near the popular Can-Do-Playground. Walking and biking trails, multi-purpose athletic fields, rock climbing and the self-interpretive exhibits of turn- of- century dairy farming and the Delaware Folk Art Collection located in the Blue Ball Barn highlight the parks recreation amenities.


Parking is available a short walking distance from the pavilion. Electric, picnic tables and an open field area are available. A restroom facility and the Can-Do Playground are popular amenities.

Nearby Attractions:

Blue Ball Barn, (Home to the Delaware Folk Art Collection), Brandywine Zoo, Bellevue State Park and Brandywine Creek State Park.

Booking Window
Fri Apr 25 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Athletic Fields
  • Group Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Interpretive Display
  • Kiosk
  • Meeting Hall
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • River
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Waterfall
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Churches
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Gardens, Botanical Displ
  • Golf
  • Medical Clinic
  • Nature Center
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Station
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Amphitheater
  • Cultural Activities
  • Hospital
  • Motel
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of $10 applies if cancellation occurs prior to 31 days before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of a one-day camping fee is charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A cabin reservation carries a $35 cancellation fee; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A reservation at the Cottages at Indian River Marina carries a cancellation fee of one-half of the total rental fee.
  • Early departures forfeit all balances.
  • No refunds will be given unless Delaware State Parks or the reservation call center is notified of the cancellation.
  • The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for no more than 24 hours after a customer's expected arrival date; after that time, the reservation will be cancelled. The park must receive notice of the late arrival to hold the reservation after the designated arrival time.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.77943, -75.54548
39°46'46"N, 75°32'44"W

Conveniently located off of Interstate 95 at exit 8, RT 202 North near the intersection of Foulk and Weldin road, 4360 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive
WIlmington DE 19803

Phone Number:

Information: (302)577-1164
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