Parks & Recreation

*NOTICE*   Monday, January 26

The Pitts Center will close today at 5:00 pm due to the upcoming storm.

All evening practices, classes, activities and afternoon open gyms are cancelled.


Thank you to all who participated in our Recreational Needs Survey, survey results will be posted soon!

Look for one more upcoming workshop to offer comments on our final report.


Current Office Hours:
Monday              7:00am - 9:00pm                   Friday         7:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday             7:00am - 9:00pm                   Saturday     9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday        7:00am - 9:00pm                   Sunday       10:00am - 3:00pm
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  

Mailing Address:           
John W. Pitts Recreation Center                         
10 Electric Avenue                        
Dover, DE 19904   

Anne Marie Townshend, AICP

2015 Winter Class & Activity Brochures (click below):

     Fitness Class Brochure                         Mature Adult Activities

     Bus Trips Brochure                                Senior Indoor Softball Open Gym

     Enrichment Class Brochure                  Sports Leagues Brochure

     Sports Classes 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   -   3 Easy Ways To Register!

     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. 

Sorry, we do not currently offer on-line registration.