Parks & Recreation

Lewes Beaches

Bay and ocean beaches in and near Lewes, Delaware provide swimming, fishing, boating and a host of other watersports. Located off of Cape Henlopen Drive, Beach 1 and Beach 2 provide guarded swiming from Memorial Day to Labor Day. [Click here to read more.]

1812 Memorial Park

The 1812 Memorial Park is located a stone's throw from downtown Second Street and serves as the entrance to the Otis Smith City Dock. Also known as The Cannonball Park, it is situated at the corner of Savannah Road and Front S [Click here to read more.]

Lewes Beach 1

Beach 1 is located at the end of Savannah Rd and is the main public beach in Lewes.  Beach 1 features a large metered parking lot, a restroom facility, the Lions Club snack shack, and a volleyball court.  Bonfires, [Click here to read more.]

Canalfront Park & Marina

The Lewes Canalfront Park & Marina is over three acres adjacent to the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, the 1938 Overfalls Lightship, historic Lifesaving Station and the Lewes Little League ball fields, along Front Street in Lewes [Click here to read more.]

Lewes Beach 2

Beach 2 is located at the end of Georgia Ave across from East of Maui surf shop.  Beach 2 also features a large metered parking lot and a restroom facility.  Bonfires, weddings, and events can also [Click here to read more.]

Roosevelt Inlet

Roosevelt Inlet beach is located at the end of Cedar Street by the Lewes Yacht Club.  This beach has a gravel parking lot with free parking and four portable restrooms. Bonfires, weddings, and events can be held on Roosevelt [Click here to read more.]

George H.P. Smith Park

George H.P. Smith Park is located at the end of Dupont Avenue, where there is a paved parking lot right next to the Children's Playground. Smith Park boasts a pond shaded with native flora and inhabited by indigenous fauna, th [Click here to read more.]

Mary Vessels Park

Situated at the corner of Market and Front Street, Mary Vessels Park is the ideal location to stop and rest, eat an ice cream cone and watch the people passing by. A large magnolia tree provides a shady umbrella over a delightful [Click here to read more.]

Otis Smith Park

Otis Smith Park is one of the smaller city parks located along Savannah Rd next to the Beacon Motel.  It features a pavilion and bbq pit that is managed by the Lewes Rotary Club.  The public may rent the pavilion an [Click here to read more.]

Stango Park

Stango Park is located along Kings Highway, at the corner of Adams Street and serves as the gateway to Lewes. The park is home to the Lewes Public Library and the Lewes summer concert series held every Tuesday evening from June 14 [Click here to read more.]

Zwaanendael Park & Herb Garden

Located at the corner of Savannah Road and Kings Highway, the Zwaanendael Park chronicles our heritage and displays the colorful images of summer at its best. The Park is home to the Zwaanendael Museum and the 18th Century Fisher [Click here to read more.]

Dog Park

For more information on the dog park, please contact Lewes Unleashed at

Great Marsh Park

Great Marsh Park   The Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission is currently inputing the survey data and feedback about outdoor recreation within the City of Lewes.  The city leases 66 acres of land from the State of [Click here to read more.]

George H.P. Smith Playground Survey

Help us design and build new playground elements to replace the aging wood playground strucutre currently at George H.P. Smith Park.    Your feedback is greatly appreciated.   Playground survey cond [Click here to read more.]