At this time, City playgrounds are closed due to COVID-19. Although our City parks remain open, we ask that all park goers take extra precautions to stay healthy and safe. While solo exercise is okay, team sports are not permitted. Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside and avoid congregating in groups.
North of Rehoboth Avenue:
Deer and Central Parks
Deer Park is located at the intersection of Dover Street and Kent Street and 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 that walk the trails through Central Park are often treated to close views of deer, birds, and other native wildlife.
Grove Park is located at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Grove Street 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. There is a "Tot Lot" play area for children and circuit work out equipment for adults, surrounded by a wide paved walking path. There are two pavilions for gatherings that are available to rent, restrooms, shuffleboard courts, and many benches. Grove Park is also home to the Farmers' Market.
Lake Gerar is a diverse 15-acre park containing a freshwater lake, children's play area, a fishing pier, trails, open space, and a manicured garden. It's located along Lake Avenue at the intersection of Lake Avenue and First Street. There is a shaded playground at the northeast section of the park near Henlopen Hotel. There are a swing set and picnic table at the lake's west end, near the intersection of Olive Avenue and Lake Avenue. The city's Italian garden, Navigator's Park, is also located at the west end of the lake.
Tennis & Pickleball Courts
The courts are located in the Deauville Beach parking lot and are open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day court rental is $5 per person per hour and reservations may be made up to a week in advance at www.mindbodyonline.com or in person. The remainder of the year the courts are free of charge and available on a first-come first-serve basis.
South of Rehoboth Avenue:
Stockley Street Park
This 3-acre park is located on Stockley Street 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 is also 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.
This park is located on Silver Lake at the end of Silver Lane. There is 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.