Due to ongoing concerns for the potential transfer of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and under the Governor’s State of Emergency and the CDC’s recommendation to limit gatherings, New Castle County Parks is issuing limited permits for park pavilions, sports fields, and special events). 

Our parks remain open to the public for regular use; however, please keep in mind, that play equipment and other park fixtures are not sanitized by the County. We ask that all visitors follow State guidelines for masking and social distancing.

New Castle County encourages the public to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) procedures for limiting potential transmission causes. Common procedures include practicing good hygiene by washing hands with soap and water and then using hand sanitizer, avoiding large activities and gatherings, and staying home if you are feeling sick or have a sick family member in the home.

We will continue to monitor the situation, work with the Division of Public Health, closely follow CDC guidelines, and State recommendations.

The Parks Division is responsible for planning, designing and managing parkland, open spaces, natural areas, trails, and pathways. The County has 249 parks covering nearly 6,000 acres of parkland.  Work includes designing and implementing playground, park and landscaping plans; mowing and trimming at all locations; athletic field maintenance and renovations; routine and emergency tree removals; playground maintenance and monthly safety inspections; court game maintenance and inspections; and an assortment of similar duties to maintain parkland.