Parks and Recreation
Fenwick Island Community Park:
The Town Park, located at the corner of West Cannon Street and Coastal Highway, houses playground equipment for young children, a gazebo and shuffleboard court. The Barefoot Gardeners Club has installed a stunning butterfly garden that is guaranteed to keep you entertained with its changing display.
The park is funded in part by donations. If you wish to support these activities and improvements to the park, we would be glad to honor your donation with a Memorial Brick Paver to be placed in the walkway that winds through the park. You may also purchase a Fenwick Island License Plate at Town Hall for $12.
The Town also maintains a shuffleboard court inside the Park. Equipment is available to use at Town Hall if you wish to play a round! If you are interested in joining a shuffleboard league, please contact Mary Wright at (302) 539-6697.
Cannon Street Park:
Cannon Street Park, located on W. Cannon Street behind the Public Safety Building offers a canoe/kayak ADA launch, a picnic area, and a brick walkway to the canal. The park also offers half court basketball and benches to enjoy a beautiful rain garden and water wildlife. To preview the Little Assawoman Bay Water Trail map: Kayak/Canoe Launch Map.
Villalon Hall located within Town Hall is available for rental to residents of incorporated Fenwick Island. Limitations and Restrictions apply. If you believe that your organization qualifies for a rental, please contact Linda Martin, Town Clerk, for more information at (302) 539-3011 ext 204.
The Town maintains a volleyball area on the beach at Bayard Street during the summer season. The use of the volleyball net is open to the public and available on a first come-first serve basis.
The Town of Fenwick Island is committed to developing quality educational and recreational programming opportunities, as well as providing town-wide special events. We have a long history of involving the private sector in supporting these event through public and private partnerships. For a list of dates and times, visit the calendar on the home screen of the website.
Some of our events include:
- Annual Earth Day Clean-Up (April)
- Junior Lifeguard Program (June-August)
- Story Time in the Park (every Wednesday in July at 10:00 a.m.)
- Annual Town Bonfire (first Saturday in July)
- Fenwick Flicks (July and August)
- Annual Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving Day)
- Community Tree Lighting & Holiday Gathering – Community Park (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
- Annual Fenwick Freeze (New Year’s Day)
Tobacco-Free Beaches & Parks
By Ordinance, the Town of Fenwick Island does not allow the burning of a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other matter or substance that contains tobacco on its beach or in its parks. Enforcement activities began on March 1, 2013. There is a fine of $100 for each instance. Chapter 116-2 Smoking.
Did you know? During the fall DNREC Coastal Cleanups of 2011 and 2012, Fenwick Island volunteers picked up 699 cigarette butts and 125 cigar tips. In 2013 the DNREC Coastal Cleanup collected 1675 butts from the cigarette receptacles at the beach entrances and in the parks. In 2014 the number collected was 1557. So in 2013 and 2014 more than 3,000 cigarette and cigar butts were kept off Fenwick Island Beach.
It takes an average of 25 years for a cigarette to decompose. More information is available at the American Lung Association.
The Delaware Health Fund and the American Lung Association in Delaware have helped to make this information program possible.