Parks & Recreation

Create your online account with us for quick and easy program registration!

Taking care of our city Parks!

Bring Fido out Schutte Park as the Dog Park has officially opened!! A temporary Skatepark is coming to Schutte Park soon. Be sure to check back for updates. Construction has started at Dover Park (White Oak Park) on the community center and spray pad! Look for more fun details as we are projected to open in Fall of 2024. Stay tuned for information these projects and more! Due to construction projects in Dover Park, we have temporarily suspended park events/pavilion rentals. We will resume once construction projects are completed.

If you see a park area that needs our attention, please give us a call at (302) 674-7541 or shoot us an email at

**NOTICE:  City of Dover Offices and Indoor Facilities will be closed on July 4 & 5**

Featured Activities

Tuesday Night Track

Summer Day Camps - Category Filter: "Camps"

Summer Sports Camps

Youth Football Camps & Clinics

Spring & Summer Performing Arts Series

Spring & Summer Activities, Camps and Programs

Service Desk Hours  
Mon.-Fri.       7 am  - 8 pm   

Sat.               9 am - 1 pm  
Sun.             Seasonally

Carolyn Courtney

City of Dover Parks & Recreation 

(302) 736-7050

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Contact Information: 
Service Desk/General Information:  (302) 674-7541

Open Gym Schedule: (302) 736-4443 

Weather Line:  (302) 736-7155 

Administrative Office: (302) 736-7050

Email:  Parks[at sign] 

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

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

Program Cancellation Line (Recording)  
Weather conditions have you wondering if an event is postponed or cancelled? Call 302-736-7155.   

Easy ways to register! 


Did you hear about registering online with us? It's easy, just set up an account with us that includes your family members. Then you'll be able to register for our outstanding camps, programs, and trips!
We are encouraging online registration as it is customer friendly and convenient way to register without having to write a check or make a special trip over to the recreation center. To get your online account started, visit:

IN PERSON:           
John W. Pitts Recreation Cente
r (Schutte Park)
10 Electric Avenue, Dover

BY MAIL:           
1) Complete the Registration Form     

2)  Enclose check payable to "City of Dover"  
3)  Mail to: 

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

General Information
Phone Numbers
302-674-7541 302-736-7050
Fax: 302-678-2674
Emergencies: Dial 911
10 Electric Avenue