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Parks & Recreation Division

Michael S. Rigby -  Assistant Director

Kent County Recreation Center

1683 New Burton Road, Dover, DE 19904

(302) 744-2495 Fax: (302) 760-4760

General Office Email:    ParksRec@co.kent.de.us 


Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Mon. - Fri.


Activity Registration
County Parks & Trails
Leagues & Special Events
Rentals & Park Schedules
Recreation Center Project
Administration - Employment
Rec Center Activity Schedules for:

Nov. 21 - Nov. 27, 2016 (Thanksgiving Schedule)

Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2016


Fall 2016 Program Brochure Registration Begins 


Fall2016coverAugust 8, 2016 - - - The Fall 2016 Kent County Levy Court Community Newsletter and Parks and Recreation Brochure was sent out last Friday (8/5) in the mail.


Registration will be accepted through the mail, in person, by fax or online on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, August 8 at 8:00 AM.




Cost of activity must be paid in full when registering except when stated differently. Please follow registration procedures listed below.


Online Registration can be accessed through www.kentcountyrec.com. MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card payments are processed through Element; however, refunds must be processed through Kent County Parks and Recreation; allow up to 2 weeks for processing. All other refund policies apply. Mail or Walk-in Registration Payments may be made with cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Make checks payable to Kent County Parks & Recreation and mail or hand deliver to: 1683 New Burton Rd, Dover, DE 19904. For your protection, please do not mail cash.



Registration fees for recreation programs/activities must be paid in advance and shall be refunded in full to the payer of record if the County cancels the program/activity. If a participant cancels his/her participation in a program at least five (5) days prior to the first scheduled day, a full refund shall be paid less a  5 processing fee pursuant to County ordinance. Refunds will not be given for any  other reason.


Parks and Recreation Office HAS MOVED!


MAY 27, 2016 - - - The Kent County Parks and Recreation Office has now moved to its NEW LOCATION at the Kent County Recreation Center at 1693 New Burton Rd, Dover. All walk-in and mail in registration should take place at this new location beginning Tuesday, May 31st at 8:00 a.m. Stop in and see us and take a look at Kent County's new indoor facility.

Office Hours for Registration M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Rec Center General Hours of Operation (August 2016) 

M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sa: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Su: Closed

Park Facility Chart

Brecknock Browns Branch Big Oak Lebanon Landing Tidbury Creek
Public Restroom   
Nature Trail    
Walking Trail    
Sand Volleyball      
Softball Fields    
Multi-Purpose Fields      
Picnic Area
Outdoor Grill  
Nature Center          
Fitness Area        
Bike Rack
Field Rentals    
Fishing Pond          
Dog Park        
Fishing Pier        
Boating Ramp        


Kent County Park Map 


Kent County Park Trail Distances


Brecknock Loop - 0.9 miles
Brecknock Nature Extention (Park to W.B. Simpson Elementary) - 0.8 miles


Tidbury Creek Loop - 0.5 miles


Big Oak Park Loop - 1.1 miles


Browns Branch Nature Trail - 0.3 miles
Browns Branch Boundary Loop - 1.1 miles


St. Jones Greenway
- Capital City Segment (Silver Lake to Winner Ford) - 1.5 miles
- Issac Branch Phase 1 Segment (Winner Ford to Capital Park) 1.4 miles
- Issac Branch Phase 2 Segment (Capitol Park to Route 10 Trailhead) - 1.2 miles

League Information 2016


 Fall 2016 Adult Field Hockey League Standings



Special Events 2016


Safe Summer Day 2016

Fright Night at Brecknock Park

Childrens' Fantasy Trail

Kent County Facilities Available for Exclusive Use


Exclusive use of outdoor athletic fields and indoor courts at the new Recreation Center is offered at Kent County Parks and Recreation. Exclusive use affords teams, groups, or individuals, the ability to definitively schedule an event, game, or tournament.. A monetary fee and security deposit must be submitted with an application for field rental for it to be processed. 


Procedures for Applying for Rentals and Concessions Permit


  • Fill out application for rental (link on the left)
  • Submit with payment (rental fee + security deposit) to P&R Office, preferably by separate checks.
  • Requested date(s) must be inside three (3) months out and no sooner than 15 days before to be processed.
  • If concessions are requested, applicant must submit Vending/Concession Permit Application with Rental Application, there is no added fee for this application.
  • Parks and Recreation Director will authorize permits (Director of Community Service if absent or unable) and notify applicant of acceptance or rejection.
  • Please bring a hard copy of your permit to your scheduled event(s), even if it is multiple days.

Kent County Recreation Center - Boys and Girls Club

Completion Date: January 2016

Currently under Site Construction at:

1683 New Burton Rd, Dover, DE


Kesselring Site Rendering

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Kent County Parks and Recreation is a division of the Community Service department of Kent County Levy Court.


Community Service Department

Jeremy Sheppard  -  Director

Kent County Recreation Center

1683 New Burton Road, Dover, DE 19904

(302) 744-2495 Fax: (302) 760-4757

Email:     ParksRec@co.kent.de.us 


Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Mon. - Fri.



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