It’s February in Delaware. You never know what can happen with the weather, and lately it’s been all over the place. It’s usually gorgeous, sunny and warm during the week while I’m stuck inside at work and then bitter cold and blustery over the weekend. Despite that, we’ve still been heading out for some adventures. The boys and I ventured to Delaware City, mostly because I had another errand to run up that way, but also because I love driving home on Route 9.
Dragon Run Park isn’t visible from the road, so you definitely need to check out the map or use a GPS if you haven’t been there before. It’s right behind the fire station in Delaware City. There’s a horse farm right next to the park, so if your kids love horses they can see them on your way past. When I tried to look up info on the park before we left the house, I found next to nothing. I always like to find out what to expect when we go on adventures so we can be prepared with buckets, corn for ducks, mud boots, a stroller, etc. Whenever I look a place up and can’t find anything, it gives this blog more of a purpose so at the very least I can show you some photos and tell you whether or not its worth going to. I also would encourage you to review places that you go to on Trip Advisor to help others out!
Upon first inspection, it appeared as though there wasn’t much at the park. On old schoolhouse, a playground and a few picnic tables are what you see initially. Which is totally fine. We love visiting new playgrounds, even if that’s all that’s there. I loved how quiet, peaceful and safe this one felt (I mean the firehouse is a few hundred yards away if you need help) so it was isolated enough to be relaxing, but not so much so that you feel like you are entering a scene from a horror movie.
This is the kind of place that you could bring a good book or a magazine, plop down and let the kids play independently (if yours do that sort of thing, mine don’t) while you read for an hour. Considering it was just above freezing when we visited, I thought it best to move around a bit to keep warm, so we began exploring. We walked along the tree line towards Dragon Run Creek and discovered a path in the woods, which of course, we took. We didn’t walk the full length of it though because we were running out of time so we will have to do that a different day. I imagine in the warmer months the trail will be harder to spot as it was pretty narrow and the brush might fill in a bit so I’ve included a map to show you where the trail head is.
We could hear geese honking and ducks quacking as we approached Dragon Run, and they left little presents all over the grass to make sure we knew they had been there so watch your step when you go!