North of Rehoboth Avenue
Deer and Central Parks
Located at the intersection of Dover and Kent streets, Deer Park encompasses about one acre. Central Park is bounded by Columbia Avenue, Park Avenue, and Third Street, and is about six acres in size. Both parks are natural, wooded areas that support tree species such as pine, oak, and magnolia. Visitors who walk the trails through Central Park often are treated to closeup views of deer, birds, and other native wildlife.
Rent a pavilion at Grove Park.
Grove Park is located at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Grove Street, adjacent to the bike trail and canal dock and near the Visitor's Center and Rehoboth Beach Museum. Surrounded by large trees, Grove Park is great for relaxing in the shade on a hot summer day or enjoying a picnic with family and friends.
The park includes a tot lot play area for children and circuit work out equipment for adults and is surrounded by a wide, paved walking path. In addition to the two pavilions, the park has restrooms, shuffleboard courts, and several benches. Grove Park is home on Tuesdays from May-October to the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market.
Lake Gerar is a diverse, 15-acre park containing a freshwater lake, children's play area, fishing pier, trails, open space, and a manicured garden. It's located along Lake Avenue at the intersection of First Street. A shaded playground is located at the northeast section of the park, near the Henlopen Hotel. At the lake's west end, near the intersection of Olive and Lake avenues, is a swing set and picnic table. The city's Italian garden, Navigator's Park, also is at the west end of the lake.
Tennis & Pickleball Courts
Located in the Deauville Beach parking lot, these courts are open from 8 am-7 pm daily. Court rental is $20 per person per hour Memorial Day through Labor Day, and reservations may be made up to a week in advance at mindbodyonline.com or in person; the courts are free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis the remainder of the year. Courts 1 and 2 have pickleball and tennis lines; courts 3 and 4 are lined for tennis only.
South of Rehoboth Avenue
Stockley Street Park
This 3-acre park is located just west of Scarborough Avenue. The park has several benches that provide a view of Silver Lake and a tot lot play area for children. This park also is home to Turtle Bridge, which spans Silver Lake and connects the park to Rehoboth Elementary and the Schoolvue neighborhood. The bridge provides the perfect vantage point to observe turtles swimming in the water and sunning themselves on logs.
Lee Street Park
This small park on Lee Street has plenty of shady trees if you need a break from the summer sun.
Teardrop is located at the end of Silver Lane. It has a small pier that's perfect for fishing or putting in a kayak.
This small park houses the Anna Hazard Museum and Senior Center. Nestled between the buildings is a small grassy area with beautiful flowering crape myrtle trees.
Cape Henlopen State Park
Connecting Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park is perfect for the adventurous family. The park is known for its secluded beach, nature center, and hiking/biking trails as well as its extended camping facility and fishing area. Cape Henlopen State Park is a popular tourist attraction as it was built around Fort Miles, a historical World War II military base. The park consists of 5,193 acres and is home to many birds, reptiles, and mammals.
Delaware Seashore State Park
Located south of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park, with its six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, is a major attraction for millions of visitors who enjoy the large variety of water-related activities available along Delaware's coast. The main attraction for many visitors is swimming and sunbathing along the park's spectacular beaches. Two ocean swimming areas feature modern bathhouses with showers and changing rooms. Fishing and boating are very popular year-round as well.