Community Recreation Centers

These community recreation centers are open to the public, do not require a joiner fee, and offer a variety of free and affordable programs throughout New Castle County.
Appoquinimink Community Recreation Center
651 N. Broad St., Middletown, 302-378-5599/302-571-4004
Monday-Thursday 6-9pm; Saturday 9am-12pm

North Wilmington
Brandywine Town Center
4050 Brandywine Pkwy., Wilmington, 302-477-3994/302-239-8861
Tuesday/Thursday 5-8pm

New Castle
Garfield Park Community Recreation Center
26 Karlyn Dr., New Castle, 302-571-4004
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm; Closed Fridays;
Saturday 9am-12pm

James Gilliam Bldg.
Multi-Purpose Room
57 Read's Way, New Castle, 302-395-5600

Hockessin Community Recreation Center
7259 Lancaster Pk., Hockessin, 302-239-8861
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm;
Saturday 9am-12pm; Closed Fridays

The Search is on for Instructors
The Department of Community Services is looking for instructors (Independent Contractors) to teach classes in the Middletown area, Brandywine Town Center, Art Studio, Rockwood, Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area, and Garfield Park and Hockessin Recreation Centers.

The main classes the instructor may teach are:
• Fitness or Exercise (aerobics, pilates, Tai Chi, etc.)
• Instructional (languages, technology, photography, etc.)
• The Arts (arts and crafts, beading, print making, drawing, watercolors, etc.)
Instruction may be designed for children, teens, adults, parent and child, or any combination of adult / child. If you have a family member or friend that may be interested in becoming an instructor, please call 302-239-8861 or 302-571-4004
Contact Us

Jane Rattenni


James H. Gilliam Building
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Holiday Closures)