Although city parks remain open, park-goers should 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 and Kent streets 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 who walk the trails through Central Park often are treated to close-up 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. 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. Two pavilions, which are available to rent, as well as restrooms, shuffleboard courts, and several benches are available. Grove Park is home to the 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 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 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 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.