Surrounded by development and the remnants of industry, Alapocas Run State Park preserves mature woodlands, traces of an industrial past, and the cultural significance of an earlier era. Journey through mature forest and Blue Granite cliffs along the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail to experience Delaware’s only natural rock climbing wall and the Blue Ball Barn. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Alapocas Run State Park!
Experience Alapocas Woods
Enjoy a leisure 0.7-mile-long hike through mature woodlands in the middle of the city. Look for native Pawpaw trees and take in the sights and sounds of nature.
Discover the Blue Granite Cliffs
These Blue Rock or Gneiss outcroppings are remnants of Wilmington’s quarrying past. They were once used in the construction of roads and buildings both locally and nationally.
Explore Blue Ball Barn
Step back in time at the Blue Ball Barn to learn about the rich cultural history of the area and tour the Delaware Folk Art Collection.
Wander the Northern Greenway Trail
Hike or bike through the natural and cultural history of Wilmington. Stop at scenic overlooks to learn more about our industrial past.
Play at Can Do Playground
Come for a swing or play in the sand at the first All Abilities Playground in Delaware. If you need a break, read a book from the Little Library or stroll along Storybook Trail.
Superintendent’s Pick: Climb the Rock Wall
Scale Delaware’s only publicly accessible climbing wall. Climb on your own with a free permit or attend a top rope climbing program with our staff.