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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) 744-9681

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


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


Activity Registration
Rec Center Schedules
Leagues & Special Events
Park & Facility Rentals
County Parks & Trails
Administration & Employment

March 5, 2018 - - - Please be advised that the turf field at the Kent County Recreation Center is closed until further notice. KCPR will update the public when it is open for use again.




Spring 2018 Activity Brochure Programs Open for Registration


February 20, 2018 - - - The Kent County Levy Court Newsletter and Parks and Recreation Activity Brochure was placed in the mail last Friday. Registration opened on Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 a.m.



KCPR Spring 18 Brochure Cover KCPR Spring 18 Brochure Activities Cover






Updated Union Futsal Cup Flyer




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 http://www.maxsolutionsonline.com/kentcountypr/Customer/HomePage.aspx . 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.

Rec Center Weekly Activity Schedules for:



March 12 - March 18, 2018

March 5 - March 11, 2018

February 26 - March 4, 2018 


Drop-In Punch Card Notice 

League Information


Special Events


Safe Summer Day

Earth Day 2017

Make-A-Difference Day

Fright Night

Childrens' Fantasy Trail

Operation North Pole

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.

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

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) 744-9681

Email:     ParksRec@co.kent.de.us 


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

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