Parks & Recreation

Featured Activities

Holiday Fun for Children & Families

Candy Cane Hunt (Family) - Friday, December 16, Everyone will have a good time searching for candy canes.  Activity fee is $7 per person.

Gingerbread House Decorating (5 years & up) - Saturday, December 17, kids 5 years & up use their imagniations to decorate their own gingerbread house - Just $13 per person .

Pre-resgistration is manadatory for these fun activities.

Recreation Needs Assessment

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

Current Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs    7 am - 9 pm
Fri.                 7 am - 8 pm
Sat.                9 am - 2 pm
Sun.             10 am - 2 pm
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 Fall & Winter Class & Activity Brochures (click below) :

Fitness Classes

Sports Leagues

Bus Trips

Enrichment Classes

Sports Classes

Mature Adult Activities

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)
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! Online Registration

John W. Pitts Recreation Center

10 Electric Aveue
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.