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Battery Park

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Address: Waterfront, New Castle, DE 19720

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Get take out and find a bench to enjoy a nice lunch....

Once you drive through old town, there is this beautiful park. Do yourself a favor and get takeout from a local restaurant (i like Portofino as it is close) and enjoy your lunch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hull, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you drive through old town, there is this beautiful park. Do yourself a favor and get takeout from a local restaurant (i like Portofino as it is close) and enjoy your lunch break or picnic. The combination of the river, and old town make for a pleasant stay.

Thank Edelan
Wilmington, Delaware
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Set along the water and the historic Old New Castle, this park makes for a perfect place to visit anytime of the year. There is plenty to see and do. It contains wonderful walking paths, historic sites to visit and a well maintain grounds with a kids play area. There is plenty of open and shaded areas. It is currently... More 

Thank Don S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apparently this park is a prime spot for Pokemon Go players. If you enjoy walking through a mediocre park while dodging hundreds of people walking with their faces glued to their phones or iPads have fun. Also, I think they had to abbreviate the park hours because of the Pokemon Situation - Same applies to all of downtown too.

1 Thank Jim S
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have fond memories of Battery Park from my childhood, having experienced fireworks out over the Delaware river. The newer paved and extended walking path makes for a long enough walking trail to be useful for exercise. There are play areas for kids, and a couple of basketball courts. The park is not large enough for any sports fields to... More 

1 Thank Craig B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Pleasant walk along the Delaware. Popular with locals many out on sunny day with their dogs and children. Limited parking so be prepared to walk down from the town proper.

Thank Patito217
Wilmington, Delaware
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After a meal at Jessop's Tavern we took a walk along the waterfront. There is presently construction going on as they are replacing a pier but the walkway along the shoreline is still open as is the grassy area of the park. Many people were enjoying a nice stroll and picnics in the good weather. It is a carry in/carry... More 

Thank Linda K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Battery park is a cute little area on the water. It's quiet and peaceful, has a walking trail, playground, and benches to just sit & watch the water. Lots of squirrels running around.

Thank Dede D
Bear, Delaware
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have lived near Battery Park all my life and I can remember as a child going there with my parents and siblings. I still take walks down there and I always run into someone I know. Its quite, scenic and has a nice walking path. I would recommend anyone visiting Delaware to stop by and take a walk .... More 

Thank Marie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Right on the Delaware River, has a nice trail for walking/running/ biking. It's nice walking along the river. There have been some recent upgrades - new benches and upgraded the paving on the trail. There's some shady spots, a decent amount of parking, and its pretty safe, as evidenced by the many solos and families taking advantage of the property.... More 

Thank penngwenn
New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Battery Park has always been a nice place to take a stroll. I like to go down on the morning when the sun is low on the water, it makes for a cool, picturesque walk. I have found however that if you go during the evening, there are Pokémon chasers everywhere that totally ruin the vibe so pick your visit... More 

Thank Aishia T

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