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Located in the northern Delaware, Alapocas Run State Park is close to the Brandywine River.

Within its borders are the Blue Ball Barn (where the Delaware Folk Art Collection is located) and the enormous Can-do Playground. As with the other parks, there are numerous trails for hiking or spots for relaxation. The park is also home to Pawpaw trees and the Northern Copperhead.

Area: 415 acres

List of Park Activities:

  • Biking
  • Club/League/Group Sports
  • Conferences/Meetings
  • Cultural/Recreation/Nature
  • Programs
  • Day Camps
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Private Parties
  • Rock-Climbing
  • School Group Programs
  • Summer Concerts
  • Weddings/Receptions

List of Amenities:

  • Blue Ball Barn
  • Can-Do Boundless Playground™
  • Conference Rooms with Wi-Fi
  • Day Use Areas
  • Day Use Group Facility
  • Exhibit Entry Rooms
  • Folk Art Gallery One and Two
  • Calving Room: Rotating Exhibit Space
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • LEED-Certified Green Building
  • Multi-Purpose Athletic Fields
  • Milking Parlor: Historical Exhibit and Kids Play Space
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Natural Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Visitors Center
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the park’s operating hours?
A: Open daily, from 8:00 AM to sunset (which varies every day)

Q: How long is Alapocas Trail?
A: This 10.4 mile shared-use trail spans northeast New Castle County with portions traversing several state and county parks. Through Alapocas Run State Park, the trail is mostly paved with a portion through Alapocas Woods consisting of crushed stone with fines.

Q: Where do you park for Alapocas State Park?
A: In Alapocas Run State Park, the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail is accessible from the Blue Ball Barn parking lot and from parking lots off East Park Drive.

Q: How large is the Can-Do Playground?
A: This huge area measures out at 27,000 square feet.

Q: Which trails are located in this park?
A: Alapocas Woods, PawPaw, and Northern Delaware Greenway.