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Parks & Recreation Division

Jeremy Sheppard  -  Assistant Director

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2495 Fax: (302) 760-4757

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


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


Rec Program Registration
County Parks
Special Events
Field Rental & Concessions
Recreation Center Project
Administration - Employment


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        

For the latest information regarding Kent County Parks and Recreation sponsored Special Events, use the menu to the left.

Park Facilities Available for Exclusive Use


Enabled through the Sports Field Rental Policy, exclusive use of athletic fields is offered at Kent County operated parks. Exclusive use affords teams, groups, or individuals, the ability to definitively schedule an event, game, or tournament on a groomed field. A monetary fee and security deposit must be submitted with an application for field rental for it to be processed. 


Procedures for Applying for Field Rentals and Concessions Permit


  • Fill out application for field 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 Field 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

D. Keith Mumford   -  Director

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(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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