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Alapocas Run is lush getaway situated in the heart of Wilmington. 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. Nestled within the heart of Wilmington, Alapocas Run State 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 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. You can also visit the Blue Ball Barn, the centerpiece of Alapocas Run, 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.
Recreation
Can-Do-Playground, Walking trails, 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
Nearby Attractions
Blue Ball Barn (Home to the Delaware Folk Art Collection), Brandywine Zoo, Bellevue State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park
  • Entrance Fees: In effect March 1 through November 30. Please bring exact change for self-payment or credit card.
  • Park Hours: 8:00 AM to sunset.
  • Park Office: 302-577-1164, Office located at Blue Ball Barn.
  • Amusement devices (moon bounces, etc.) & Tents/Canopies: Additional space may be available for amusement devices (moon bounces etc.) or canopies for an additional cost. Visitors must contact the park office at least one week prior to the event for information on availability, cost, and to secure a space.
  • Additional Use: 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.

    Delaware now requires a fishing license to cover both salt water and fresh water fishing. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. The license may be purchased at agents authorized by the Division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information call 302-739-9918 or visit Division of Fish & Wildlife

    Rates: Please be advised, rates may vary for DE Residents vs. Non-Residents.

  • Alapocas Run State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Alapocas Run State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Alapocas Run State Park or day pass availability.