Get outside and play #inWilm!

With summer upon us, we’re in the season of hot days and beautiful weather. This year the City of Wilmington is focused on getting people outside! Instead of sweltering in the heat all summer, take time to cool off in one of the city’s five public pools. Is swimming not your thing? Get out and play on designated play streets!  


More About Play Streets

Play Streets are nightly summer events in City neighborhoods where local streets are closed to vehicular traffic so that fun, healthy and educational activities can be held. Play Streets events will happen throughout the summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These events are sponsored by Christiana Healthcare System and the Wilmington Police Department and four Friday night Play Streets events are being coordinated with the new Teen Warehouse, located on Thatcher Street. See the schedule below to see what streets will be closed in order of District:


District 1

Harlan School, 36th and Jefferson streets

Tuesday, June 11; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Eastlawn, 35th and Church streets

Thursday, July 11; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 2

9th Ward, 24th and Tatnall streets

Thursday, June 13; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Triangle, 2200 Monroe Street

Tuesday, July 16; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 3

Price’s Run, 22nd and Lamotte streets

Tuesday, June 18; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Brandywine Village, 24th and Carter streets

Thursday, July 18; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Westside Family Healthcare, 1802 West 4th Street

Thursday, August 1; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Teen Warehouse, 1121 Thatcher St. (Riverside)

Friday, June 28; Friday, July 12; July 26; August 16

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 4

Neighborhood House, 1218 B Street (Southbridge)

Thursday, June 20; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


East Side, 5th and Church streets

Tuesday, July 23; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 5

Latin American Community Center/Hilltop, 403 North Van Buren Street

Tuesday, June 25; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Tilton/Cool Spring, 7th and North Harrison streets

Thursday, July 25; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 6

Browntown/Hedgeville, 100-200 block of Stroud Street

Thursday, June 27; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Browntown/Hedgeville, Elm and Jackson streets

Tuesday, July 30; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 7

Hilltop, 3rd and Clayton streets

Tuesday, July 2; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Mack Park, 6th and North Cleveland Avenue

Thursday, August 1; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


District 8

Stapler Park, West 16th Street

Tuesday, July 9; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


More About Pools and Spray Parks

Wilmington pools will remain open until August 17. Because each pool is open during various hours, please visit for a complete pool schedule. List is below: 



  • Eden Park Pool, on New Castle Avenue
  • Joseph R. Biden Jr. Aquatic Center (formerly Prices Run Pool), at 26th Street
  • Speakman Place
  • William “Hicks” Anderson Center, Fifth and Madison streets 
  • Foster Brown Pool at 7th and Lombard streets
  • P.S. DuPont Middle School Pool at 701 W. 34th Street.


Wilmington spray parks are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. until Labor Day at the following locations:

  • Helen Chambers Park, Sixth and Madison streets
  • Brown Park, Eighth Avenue, and Duncan Street
  • Mack Park, at West 6th Street, and North Ford Avenue
  • Father Tucker Park, at 9th, and Lincoln StreetsJudy Johnson Park, Third, and Clayton streets
  • Kosciuszko Park, at 601 South Franklin Street


A new spray park is also currently under construction at Woodlawn Park, Fourth and Ferris streets. For information about all of the City’s public swimming pools and spray parks, please visit

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