Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington

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Alapocas Run State Park is a state park, located in Wilmington, Delaware, United States, along the Brandywine Creek and its Alapocas Run tributary. Open year-round, it is in area. Much of the state park was created from land originally preserved by William Poole Bancroft in the early 1900s to be used as open space parkland by the city of Wilmington as it expanded. The park also includes the Blue Ball Barn, a dairy barn built by Alfred I. du Pont as part of his Nemours estate in 1914. In addition to walking trails, athletic fields, and playgrounds for children, one of the park's primary features is a rock climbing wall. The rock climbing wall is part of an old quarry across from historic Bancroft Mills on the Brandywine, and the quarry is also used for school educational programs centered on earth sciences.
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  • People travel to New England or to other locales to see fall color; honestly, I stay home and travel to Alapocas Woods/Brandywine Park. On this recent trip, I did more of a jog on the Greenway Trail. ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the hike. Scenery was pretty down below where the old mill and stream are. There are big rocks you can sit on and a small water falls by the mill. Just wear boots. We had flip flops and a s...  more »
  • I love to take the greenway down and spend an morning relaxing on walking around this park. Lovely and super  more »

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