Forest Friends Trails

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While placing your creations or enjoying the trail, please make sure to observe social distancing and wear a mask if you are unable to maintain 6 feet between your family and other families enjoying the trail.

We have created a fun new way to celebrate our favorite magical forest friends this fall. Make a fairy or gnome sized dwelling to place along our Forest Friends Trails at Rockwood or Talley Day Parks! Your creation will be on display for the week of October 11-28 for all to enjoy. By submitting a dwelling you will be entered into a prize drawing. Your dwelling can be made out of any material, be creative! Looking for some dwelling design inspiration? Take a look at the new Happenings Blog Post about Our Magical Friends in Nature. This program is open to all ages. Find the link to rules along with a registration form below. 


You will have two opportunities contribute to our Forest Friends Trails and to come out and enjoy the dwellings while you read a story with two new Trail Tails. All ages. FREE


Forest Friends Trails

October 11-28, dawn until dusk


How to Grow Happiness by Kelly DiPucchio

Rockwood Park & Museum

4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington


Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl

Talley Day Park at Brandywine Hundred Library

1308 Foulk Rd, North Wilmington


  • Design and create a Forest Friend (a fairy, gnome, leprechaun or some other type of magical forest creature) and then create a home for your creature to live in. Need some inspiration?  Check out the Happenings Blog for some inspiration.
  • Complete the attached registration form and bring your creation to Rockwood Park or Talley Day Park on Friday, October 9 or Saturday, October 10.
  • Place project along the designated trail and retrieve it by October 18 or it will be discarded. Your creations will remain on the trail from October 11-28 during park hours along with the new Tale Trails stories at Rockwood Park and Talley Day Park.
  • Place your registration form in the designated tub at the beginning of trail and place your drawing coupon in the box for the prize give away.
  • Please wear mask and observe social distancing while placing your creation.