This feature of the must-see public parks is presented by the workers’ compensation lawyers in Dover, Delaware of Schuster Jachetti LLP.
The City of Dover Parks & Recreation Department maintains several parks in the city, consisting of 3 larger parks and 27 smaller parks. Below, we’ve covered some of our favorite spots to check out when in the area. If you’re also feeling hungry and hanging around Dover, jump over to our top restaurant picks. Otherwise, continue scrolling!
Silver Lake Park
Silver Lake is a lake and park located on Washington Street in Dover. The lake is the source of the St. Jones River, and within it live several species of fish in the lake,including largemouth bass and catfish, among others. As would be expected, a permit is required by the Parks and Recreation Dept in order to fish at the lake. Additionally, boats also must display a permit regardless of the size of the craft.
The public area bordering Silver Lake has covered picnic tables, a walking path, children’s play area with equipment, and grills for barbecue. This area is carry in/carry out but there are refuse containers on the property; portable toilets are also provided for park visitors. Access to the ample parking facilities is from Washington Street for the beach area and Lewis Mill Drive for boaters.
First State Heritage Park
The First State Heritage Park is Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” linking historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777. The park is a result of a partnership of state and city agencies under the leadership of Delaware State Parks.
On the First Saturday of each month, the Park welcomes citizens and guests of Dover with their series of thematic programs and events. Indeed, there is something new here every month!
While the major park attractions are open throughout the week, a variety of special programs and events are developed at each site for the first Saturday of each month; some buildings, like Governor’s House at Woodburn and Courtroom# 1 at the Kent County Courthouse, are only open to the public on this day or by appointment.
The First State Heritage Park’s 18th Century Market Fair also brings the past to life each November, with woodworkers and weavers, horners, blacksmiths and brewers, charlatans and shepherds, soldiers, seamstresses, soapmakers and more displaying their skills and their wares on Dover’s historic Green.
The Green, Dover
William Penn established the town of Dover in 1683. As surveyed in 1717, the town featured three public squares including The Green. Surrounded by government buildings, shops, homes, and taverns, The Green became the heart of Dover. During the American Revolution, it was the setting for troop reviews, markets, and public gatherings. On December 7, 1787 thirty delegates, ten from each county, met at the Golden Fleece Tavern facing The Green and ratified the United States Constitution, giving Delaware a place of honor as “The First State.”
Today, visitors can explore the various sites around or near The Dover Green that are operated by First State Heritage Park or the Delaware Division of Historical & Central Affairs. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic on The Green or attend a special event such as Dover Days or Market Fair. Every First Saturday of the month, the agencies surrounding The Green present unique thematic programming that includes historic theater, interactive presentations, lectures, guided tours and more. The Green itself is open sunrise – sunset; however, educational tours are available through First State Heritage Park on the following days of the week & times: M-Sa, 9AM-4:30PM; Su, 1:30PM-4:30PM.
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