Parks & Recreation
Thank you to all 71 participants for making this a great event! It would not have been possible without the great volunteers from Dover High School's Jr. ROTC and First State Military Academy and other local volunteers who spent their Saturday morning with us to put this well received and fun event! Thank you also goes out to Dover Police, Delaware State Police, Delaware State Fire Police and Kent County Paramedics for ensuring participant safety. Everyone's involvement made it a tremendous event!
SAVE THE DATE for next year, we'll be back on: April 15, 2017
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.
Service Desk - (302) 674-7541 or (302) 736-7050
Open Gym Hotline - (302) 736-4443
Weather Line - (302) 736-7155
Email: Parks[at sign]dover.de.us
City of Dover Parks & Recreation
PO Box 475
Dover, DE 19903
Ann Marie Townshend, AICP
2016 Spring & Summer Class & Activity Brochures (click below):
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
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.