Parks & Recreation

Feature Programs


Challenge yourself OUTSIDE with this fast-paced, calorie-blasting, core tightening and muscle toning class. Bootcamp is the most effective way to challenge core strength and stability. This 45 minute workout will build muscle and increase cardiovascular endurance, which will prepare the body to lose inches and weight at the same time. All levels welcome and modifications are given.  Taking place in Schutte Park on Tuesdays afterwork.  Next Class Session starts May 31st, register today!


May is National Bike Month - check out these fun free events!




Recreation Needs Assessment

Approved by City Council on August 24, 2015, we are pleased to present the Recreation Needs Assessment report. 




Current Office Hours:
Monday              7:00am - 9:00pm                   Friday         7:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday             7:00am - 9:00pm                   Saturday     9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday        7:00am - 9:00pm                   Sunday       10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday            7:00am - 9:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Contact Information:
Service Desk -  (302) 674-7541 or (302) 736-7050
Open Gym Hotline -  (302) 736-4443
Weather Line - (302) 736-7155  

Email:  Parks[at sign]

Mailing Address:           
City of Dover Parks & Recreation                         
PO Box 475
Dover, DE 19903  

Ann Marie Townshend, AICP

2016 Spring & Summer Class & Activity Brochures (click below):

    Spring & Summer Activities & Programs

    Fitness Class Brochure                           Mature Adult Activities Brochure

     Sports Classes Brochure                     Youth Spring Soccer League

     Enrichment Class Brochure                   

     Bus Trip Brochure                                 Summer Sports Camps Brochure

    Sports League Brochure                       Summer Day Camps Brochure


Our Mission
To provide quality affordable recreation and leisure services that promote healthy lifestyles for residents of Dover and its surrounding communities.

The John W. Pitts Recreation Center has a multi-purpose room to rent for meetings and group activities.  Also, pavilions and athletic fields are available for rentals in Dover Park, Schutte Park, Silver Lake and New Street Park. 
Rental rates and an application form are available on the Rentals page.  For date availability please call the Recreation Division Office at 302-674-7541. All rental applications are subject to approval by the Recreation Division as well they may also be subject to review and approval by the City of Dover Police Department.   We do not allow repetitive rentals and policy does not allow for the operation of a business during the rental time.

We appreciate your input! If you have a suggestion or comment concerning a program or park, please let us know by calling us at 674-7541 or access Citizen Action Center CRM.

Program Cancellation Line (Recording)
If the weather conditions have you wondering if an event is postponed or cancelled, call 302-736-7155.

Class & Activity Registration   -   4 Easy Ways To Register!

ONLINE: Call 674-7541 for your personalized customer password and then log into our online site!


     John W. Pitts Recreation Center

     10 Electric Ave.
     Dover, DE 19904

BY MAIL:      
     1) Complete the Registration Form

      2) Enclose check or money order payable to "City of Dover"
              or provide your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover number
with expiration date
      3) Mail to:

               City of Dover Recreation Department
               PO Box 475
               Dover, DE 19903

      (302) 678-2674
   Please note: For registration forms that are faxed, you must call in payment information

Early registration is recommended as all classes and activities have minimum and maximum limits on participants. Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum participation requirements are not met one week prior to start of class.