Dog Friendly Activities in Wilmington, DE

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Wilmington. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Wilmington.

Pet Friendly Talley Day Park
Talley Day Park Talley Day Park features a well-maintained off leash bark park that is fully fenced with separate sections for small and large dogs. There are also wooded trails, a pond, and pathways for Fido to explore. See Details
Pet Friendly Carousel Farm Off Leash Area
Carousel Farm Off Leash Area Hot summer day? Bring your pet for a dip at this dog-friendly off-leash pond, though be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Rockford Park Rockford Park is a popular pet-friendly place to bring Fido in Wilmington. The main attraction at this park is Rockford Tower, a 100-year-old water tower. The tower is set among rolling hills, wooded areas, and vistas that are ideal for wandering with your pooch. The best part for dog owners about Rockford Park is that there's an off-leash dog area as well. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Brandywine Park Brandywine Park is dog-friendly. Home to the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium, this historic park has recently been restored and is a beautiful place to hang out with your pooch in the center of Wilmington. Described by locals as their very own Central Park, Fido can join you on the pathways and grassy areas adjacent to the Brandywine River. You can wander around 178 acres of land, including wooded trails, formal gardens, and sculptures. Brandywine Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Banning Park Dog Park Off-leash area inside Banning Park with sections for small and large dogs, water fountains, shade trees, and trails nearby. See Details
Rockwood Park Although your pup isn't allowed inside the museum or mansion, leashed dogs are welcome to explore the historic gardens and grounds with you. Walk along the more than 2 miles of paved and lighted trails that wind their way throughout the 72-acre property. Just make sure Fido is leashed and that you clean up after him. See Details
Brandywine Creek State Park Brandywine Creek State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area divided by local stone that dates all the way back to the 1800s. The park is home to three nature preserves, including Tulip Tree Woods, a 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh, the first nature preserve in Delaware. Brandywine Creek State Park is open March through November from 8am to 4pm every day of the week and December through February from 8am to 4pm only on weekdays. See Details
Alapocas Run Dogs are welcome to join you at Alapocas Run State Park. Donated to the city of Wilmington in the early 1900s by local industrialist William Bancroft, this popular park also includes the Blue Ball Barn, a LEED-certified building that is famed for having a cutting edge environmental design. Popular activities at this park that you can enjoy with your pooch include biking, hiking, and picnicking. There are a number of other activities that Fido may not be able to join in with as well, like rock climbing and wedding receptions. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 4pm. See Details
Bellevue State Park Dogs are welcome at Bellevue State Park, an area steeped in rich history that overlooks the Delaware River. Although Fido won't be able to enter the historic buildings located in the park, you can enjoy the fitness track that circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish. Alternatively, you can hike around one of the trails and check out the blossoming gardens. Bellevue State Park is open 8am until 4pm every day of the week from April through October and Monday through Friday from December through February. See Details
Fox Point State Park You can bring Fido to Fox Point State Park in Delaware. This popular pet-friendly park is located on the bank of the Delaware River and provides a great vantage point to the vast shipping channel beyond. The park is home to paved pathways, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, and restrooms. There is a fee for entering the park between March 1 and November 30 of $4 for in-state users and $8 for out-of-state. Fox Point welcomes visitors every day of the week between 8am and sunset. See Details
Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine is pet-friendly. This nano brewery and tap room offers sixteen regular production beers on tap. Come and hang out with your leashed pooch inside and enjoy one of the trademark beverages. Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Lloyd Park This large, fenced public park has a creek running through the property, which a lot of dogs really enjoy. There is also a separate playground for children and a beach volleyball court. See Details
Lums Pond Dog park The off-leash area of this popular park features tall grasses, woods, and even access to the pond for doggie swimming. See Details
Iron Hill Dog Park This neighborhood off-leash dog park is known for its friendly community of dog-lovers. The park is fully fenced with separate areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Haverford Reserve Dog Park A dog park is planned to begin construction here in early 2010. The park will be fenced, a great place for your pet to get some off-leash exercise. See Details
Rose Tree Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for walks at this Media park that is open daily from 8am to dusk. See Details
Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park is a fenced park that requires dogs to be licensed and current on vaccinations. See Details
West Mill Creek Park A beautiful small shady park with a "fitness trail" that welcomes dogs on and off-leash. There is a creek running along one side where dogs and people swim and play. Friendly people and dogs can be found daily, especially around 5-6pm. It is not securely fenced off from the road. See Details
Rolling Hill Park This pretty Gladwyne park is known for being very dog-friendly. It's a great place to bring your leashed pet for a day trip. See Details
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is pet-friendly. This wine tasting room welcomes leashed dogs to join you inside and out as you sample a variety of wine made out of grapes picked from the surrounding fields. Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is open on weekends from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Elsmere Dog Park Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. Fenced-in dog park area. 2 fenced in areas (1 for small dogs, 1 for big dogs). Basic equipment for agility training present. Water fountains for humans and water spigots for dogs. Easily accessible parking lot next to the facility. Small dog side has a canopy to shade the benches. Large dog side has a lot of benches available, but no canopies. See Details
Everhart Park Pets are welcome on-leash at the dog run, located inside a public park with walking trails and a children's playground. See Details
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
Chester Valley Trail The Chester Valley Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Exton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Valley Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details