Recreation and Leisure - Kent County, Delaware

Indoor and outdoor recreation possibilities are almost unlimited.

In 2016 Kent County partnered with the  boys & girls club to open an $11- million dollar, 62,500 square foot rec center. There is seating for up to 500 spectators in the gym.  Outside there is an artificial turf sports field that includes bleachers, consession stand and restroom. The rec center is located 1683 New Burton Rd, Dover, DE 19901.

In the spring of 2017 Kent County welcomed a brand new 85- acre multipurpose sports complex. The Delaware Turf Sports Complex features 12 synthetic turf fields with sports lighting and score boards, centered by 700 seat championship stadium.  The complex is located at 4000 Bay Road, Frederica, DE 19946.

You will find four country clubs, (three public courses: Garrison's Lake, Dover Golf Center, and Jonathan's Landing) each with 18-hole golf courses, two private clubs: Wild Quail and Maple Dale  with fitness, tennis and swimming pools.

Outdoor activities abound:  fresh and saltwater fishing, crabbing; goose and duck hunting; boating; sailing; swimming; and much more.

The major Kent County communities, as well as the Kent County Department of Parks and Recreation, offer many additional programs and facilities. Dover Downs  slots, Harness Racing Track, Bowling lanes, Ice & Roller Skating Rinks. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite spot for nature lovers, where many different species of waterfowl, deer, American Bald Eagle and small game can be observed in their natural environment. Killen's Pond State Park features camping, year-round cabins, picnic areas, nature trails, boat rentals, a pool, game courts and pavilions for visitors to enjoy. Delaware Bay and its quaint fishing towns lure the sportsman, and the Delaware ocean beaches, considered the best on the East Coast, are only an hour's drive away. For the winter sports fan, the Pocono ski resorts are just a three hour drive away.

  • No. of Parks (Kent County) 5
  • No. of Lakes & Ponds : 11
  • No. of Country Clubs (Kent County) 3
  • No. of Fitness Clubs: 6
  • No. of Tennis Courts 2
  • No. of Golf Courses 5
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