The Ladies Pavilion, which was a social lounge and restroom for ladies only.
The Band Stand - the park featured its own band, which played a variety of musical selections.
The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Pavilion, which stood near the park entrance.
The Boardwalk, which was lined with all sorts of amusements and concession stands.
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The Friends of Brandywine Springs (FOBS) is a
non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to
the improvement and historical restoration of the Brandywine Springs Amusement Park. New Castle County Special Services Department now manages Brandywine Springs Park, located at Newport Gap Pike and Faulkland Road.
The Friends of Brandywine Springs do not intend to rebuild the amusement park. Our plan is to create a historical nature walk. We want to make a clear, safe trail for visitors to stroll through the park and learn a little Delaware history while enjoying the natural surroundings.
The following are some of our primary goals:
• A handicapped accessible trail along the path of
the old trolley line and down the old boardwalk.
• Footbridges across Hyde Run to create a
continuous walking path.
• Signs with photos to explain what once
stood at sites where foundations are visible.
• Preserve and protect the historical
foundations,which remain today.
• Restore the lake. If not feasible, the lakebed
could be cleared of brush. Then attractive grasses
and water plants could be planted which would
give the illusion of water, absorb excess water,
and attract wild life.
• At various places in the park, control multiflora
rose and honeysuckle. Plants which would
attract wild life then could be introduced.
• Plant wildflowers on the hillside to help
• Create a natural barrier of plants, trees, and shrubs
to maintain the privacy of nearby residents.
• Continue research, including archaeological digs
in conjunction with the Archaeological Society
of Delaware, to find footings of the buildings and
rides in the park and mark them appropriately.
Artifacts from the amusement park can be seen in the Red Clay Valley Visitor's Center and Museum located on the Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station property on Route 41 near